My name is Madai, I’m 16 years old and I’m the eldest of 7 siblings. Every day I wake up at 5:45 am to help my mom prepare food for all of us and I help the others to get ready for the day. After cleaning our home, I walk one hour and half to get to school. I am aware that I need to be persistent to achieve my goals. My favorite subject is physics, and then math. I want to become a scientist and show my family that through the hard work, and the support of Escalera, we can achieve our dreams.