In 2014, she was a nine year old girl studying in fourth grade. She lives with her aunt. Awa has eight siblings. Her father is a watchmaker, who struggles to make a living with what he does, so he has to travel around the country. Her mother works in a restaurant at the gold mines. Her mother knows how to read but her father doesn’t, and from the nine children only Awa and her twin brother Adam go to school. They live on the money received from their parents, which is enough for them not to be hungry. She takes out her small chalk boards, booklets and stationary from her worn-out black bag. Awa has beautiful handwriting, her favourite subject is grammar. She wants to be a doctor. The family hasn’t been able to pay the school fees for months.