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IamA child in a rural region of a developing country, answering questions via text messaging.

May 22nd 2014 by reese015 • 16 Questions • 1958 Points

I'm currently in Indonesia in the West-Java province visiting remote and rural regions where child mortality rates are high. Internet is spotty and Reddit is blocked by the ISP's on the connections available to us but since Reddit loved the AMA we set up via satellite almost two years ago from the Mali desert (http://bit.ly/1j7qndj), we thought we'd try to do one here as well. Questions will be texted to us by a friend and we'll text the answers back to post them.

Proof: Imgur

I'm here visiting Save the Children's programs together with Athene since we are independent fundraisers and wanted to document where the money goes.

UPDATE

Thanks so much for all the questions, everyone! Sofie loved it, even though it was difficult for her to imagine that these questions came from people from all over the world, who are interested in her way of life.

Q:

What do you and your friends do for fun? What kind of games do you play?

A:

At school I love to play with the jump rope but at home I love to play hide and seek. There is one place behind the house where nobody ever finds me.


Q:

If you could get any item you want, what would you get?

A:

Cellphone and laptop.


Q:

Also, what are some of the things you like about your life?

A:

I like strawberry ice cream


Q:

What is your biggest wish/dream?

A:

To become a doctor so I can help other people more.


Q:

What do you know about other countries?

A:

I can only imagine good things about the rest of the world.


Q:

What do you want to do/be when you grow up?

A:

I want to be a teacher so I can make other children smart.


Q:

What is your favorite school subject?

A:

I love science and I am the second best in my class.


Q:

What is your favorite and least favorite food?

A:

I love chicken saté but I don't like spicy food. I also love noodles.


Q:

What is your favorite thing to do for fun?

A:

Riding bicycle and rope skipping.


Q:

What are you scared of?

A:

Snakes! I'm afraid of getting bitten by them.


Q:

What did you do this morning?

A:

I made my bed.


Q:

Who do you look up to/who is your role model?

A:

My mother.


Q:

What's your name? and do you have a nickname?

A:

Sofie


Q:

what is that makes you smile and feel happy? what is happiness to you?

A:

When someone gives me money to buy candy or food.


Q:

What's your favorite part of science class?

A:

I love learning about nature.


Q:

I would like to ask any of these questions. How much do you play and how much do you work? What do you do everyday or in the week? What do you think about foreigners and the rest of the world? And how many friends do you have at home/how big is your family?

edit: I came up with a few more questions. How old are you? Is there anything you want to accomplish this year? Who are your most favorite people in the whole world? Have you heard of Bill Gates? Have you lost any friends or family members to sickness?

A:

How much do you play and how much do you work? Every morning until noon I go to school. After that I play with my friends.