Srirjeff Dennis, Grads of Life
I was born in a slum in the Ukonga administrative ward of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on February 7, 1994. My community lived in severe poverty, which meant that I often went to bed hungry and witnessed a young neighbor perish from malnutrition. While in primary school, I would sometimes leave class because I needed to go off to fish in nearby swamps or engage in petty trading to supplement the little food my family had. Most days we did not know where our next meal was coming from.