Kenzi

Grade 5

Saskatoon
Saskatchewan

What Home Means to Me

Hi, I am here to tell you about what home means to me. It all starts in your heart. Do you dream? I do. Some kids dream of going to school, just like I do every day. I am lucky. I am privileged. Home to me means I am FREE. Some kids around the world must work instead of going to school. Imagine how it would feel if you had to work instead of going to school. I would be horrified. Kids around the world work so they might be able to eat supper, because their parents can’t afford it.

In class we have been reading different books about human rights equality and different problems in the world. I hope that I can make a difference and make someone else smile I wish I could speak for those in need. I wish everywhere was a safe place for everyone. I wish no one bullied anyone. But I must face facts, some people don’t think everyone should be treated equally and if people are going to act like nothing is happening then nothing good is going to happen. WE NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

What home means to me is everything really joy, fun, family and most importantly memories. I have memories in my first house like my first steps or my first birthday. Of course, there’s much more to a house and there’s more memories too but that would take a long time to tell you everything, so I want to say everyone should have a home. Everyone deserves a home to feel safe in, your home is your safe place. I know that I take it for granted for now on every night I will thank the world for my home and how it keeps me safe. I will try my very best to do that every night.
You have a human right to shelter and education yet there are still people not going to school because if they do they might not have supper because they can’t afford it. There is another reason why some kids aren’t going to school because of child labor. Now what that means is they are working instead. Also, some parents are so poor they borrow food from people but can’t pay them back, so their kids work for them instead. That is a heavy talk and it’s hard to talk about, but we have to.

Most of the time at home I spend doing homework, studying, playing, hanging with family or friends, watching tv and things like that. At home I like to relax too. I do have to remember that some people don’t have homes. That makes me sad I don’t know why but just the thought of it does. I will never really know what exactly home means to me because every day it changes. I hope one day I will know the true meaning of home and not just the definitions.