Our Team

The Youth Team
 
My name is Luz. I am originally from Kinshasa, Congo. I love playing soccer. I am going to be a doctor because it’s been my passion since my childhood. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Hana and I am 16 years old. I was born in Somaliland and I came to Canada in September 2016. When I grow up, I would like to be a pediatrician. During my free time, I like to take pictures. My dream is to become a model so that I can represent my culture. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Ayan and I am 17 years old. I was born in Somalia. I came to Canada in August 2017. When I grow up I want to be a scientist. My dream is to open an orphanage. I like to spend my free time watching movies. Rice and chicken are my favorite food. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Daniel. I was born in Congo and grew up in Uganda. When I grow up I want to be a businessman. In my free time, I like shopping and playing basketball. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Joyce Alcius. I am 16 years old, I'm in grade 11. I am passionate about football, law, and food. After high school, comes university where I will study law and hopefully become a successful lawyer later in life. I've always loved defending people and fighting for what is right. The reason why I joined Thirteen, is because it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, work as a team and improve as a team too. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Charlotte and I am 18 years old. I am in grade 12. I like reading, visiting new places, cooking and talking to people. After high school, I want to be a mechanical Engineer because it has always been my dream. I joined Thirteen because I wanted to work and earn a working experience, meet new people and also make money to help me fund my university life. I also like working in a team. I am from Congo, Kinshasa. My favourite food has always been beef stew and rice. I come from a family of seven people and I am the first child of my parents. I love living in Ottawa because everyone is granted freedom and security and the education is good. I am unique in my own ways because I’ve got the ability to make new friends and speak to people without fear, and I have the ability to sing and dance. This business is my responsibility. 
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My name is Dan and am in grade 10. I am 15 yrs old from Congo. My favorite food is pizza. What makes me unique is that I can change my voice ranging from a child’s to an adult’s and I like that. I like reading and drawing and my favorite sport is hockey. When I grow up, I want to become a lawyer because I like it, it pays well and I am good at memorizing things (rather than things that involve math). The reason why I joined Thirteen is because I want to gain experience working in Canada. It's my first time working in Canada. I want to go to college or university or but in my opinion, I really want to go to university. We are three in our family and I am the second child, I have a sister before me and a brother after me. I have a talent for speaking English very well and I have won several competitions. This business is my responsibility. 
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My name is Haniel. I’m 15 years old and I am from Congo. I am in grade 10. I like playing basketball, chilling and socializing with people. I speak four languages. My favorite food is rice, beans, and plantains. I am a calm person, some times I get crazy. When I grow up I want to major in computer program. I joined Thirteen because I saw it as an opportunity to gain knowledge and get to meet new people. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Jasper. I am from uUanda. I like meeting new people and making others happy. I also like playing sports. My favourite sport is soccer. When I grow up I want to be a bank manager because I want to do business. That is why I joined Thirteen - to learn more about businesses because it is my passion. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Micheal. I’m from DR Congo. I’m the kind of person who loves meeting new people and learning from new experiences,  which is one of the reasons why I joined thirteen. When I grow up I want to be a computer programmer because I like programming computers and dealing with computers. I feel comfortable whenever I’m coding or programming something. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Micheal Mwarabu. I’m 16 years old. I was born in Congo but I have also lived in Uganda. I love soccer and dance too. I dream of being a police officer. I am a nice person and easy to talk to. My favorite food is chicken. I joined Thirteen because we get to meet new people and learn new things. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Mohamed and I am 17 years old from Djibouti. I am in grade 11. I like playing Soccer with my classmates and I like to visit the most beautiful places in the world with my family. I am passionate about being a pilot. After high school, I want to go to college for two years then I wanted to work and meet new people for two years after that. My favorite food is rice with meat and pizza. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Esther Anna. I am 16 years old. I am in grade 11. I am passionate about Marvel movies. I love to watch Marvel movies. I want to go to College and be a nurse. I joined Thirteen because I like how people work together as a team. l am from Congo, Kinshasa. I love Caesar salad. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. We live with my mom and dad. I love Ottawa because it is multicultural. The thing that makes me unique is that I have two names. This business is my responsibility.
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My name is Jemima Mbuyi. I am 15 years old. I was born in Cameroon but my origin is Congolese. I grew up in Nigeria then moved to Benin, now I live in Ottawa. I am currently in grade 10. I am passionate about singing, dancing, drawing and making people laugh. After high school, I would like to pursue a career in journalism. I joined Thirteen to gain experience in a working environment and to learn about entrepreneurship. My favourite food is African dishes; plantain, pondu, chicken etc… I am the oldest in my family I have 3 younger brothers. Living in Ottawa is safe, Parkdale has good quality food and the people are friendly. It's rare to see me sad because I choose happiness over being sad. I'm an open person - I welcome everyone with open arms. This business is my responsibility.



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