Shanizy lives with her mother and elder sister, who is often not around. She enjoys playing house with her friends and takes on the role of being the mother, showing a preference for responsibility and leadership. Her best friend is a significant part of her life, and together they engage in activities like playing with hula hoops, drawing, and coloring, with red being her favorite color.
She has a fondness for dancing and participates in school music festivals. Shanizy’s favorite pet is a dog, as she believes they provide security and are easy to bond with. Like many children, she prefers softer foods such as spaghetti, noodles, and rice. Shannizy is drawn to people with vibrant energy, and she enjoys assisting her peers to ensure they feel comfortable in any situation.
In school, Kiswahili is her strongest subject, as it facilitates effective communication with a wider audience. She looks up to her mathematics teacher, finding inspiration and a role model in her. Shanizy dreams of becoming a doctor in the future, with a desire to treat people affected by various illnesses. She hopes to improve her neighborhood and provide a better living situation for her family, as their current dwelling lacks basic amenities like furniture and is subject to extremely unfavorable environments.
Her mother faces challenges in providing for the family due to their separation from Shanizy’s father. She takes on casual jobs like washing clothes and utensils for others to make ends meet. Despite her love for school, Shanizy understands the financial constraints and the difficulty her mother faces in paying her school fees. She holds onto the hope that one day, circumstances will change, and she will have the opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.