I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was at war for much of my life. When I was 21, my parents and siblings and I took refuge in Kenya at the refugee camp in Kakuma, the biggest camp in Africa.

Life was not easy there. Access to food, education and security was difficult. We were also carrying a lot of trauma because of what we had experienced back home, as were all the other refugees. But I felt hope thanks to the young people who functioned as peace ambassadors in the camp. And there were community gatherings in which we learned about many other African cultures. We shared stories of our journeys, and this formed a connection that brought us together as a family. I was… More