The Life of Goabaone


Goabaone is a ten-year-old growing up in Gaborone, Botswana. He lives with his parents and his two sisters. Both of his sisters are my classmates at the University of Botswana! Goabaone was very gracious and thrilled to answer my questions about his daily life. His answers are below. (The words in parentheses are mine.)  

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?:

I usually eat bread or an egg sandwich for breakfast. I like to eat cereal for lunch. And for dinner, I eat rice.

What is your house like?:

My home is chaotic and fun at the same time! 

What chores do you have at home?:

I do the dishes and I clean the living room. 

What jobs do your parents have?:

It's only my father that has a job. My father is an insurer. He works at a reinsurance company. 

What time does school start, and what time do you go home?:

My school starts at 50 minutes past seven in the morning (7:50 a.m.) and it ends at 50 minutes past one (1:50 p.m.).  

How do you get to school? Are you allowed to go to school by yourself?:

I travel to school using a car. My parents drive me to school every day.