Caroline Barebwoha was 15 when she heard that she was selected to participate in the 2002 United Nations Special Session on Children in New York. She was living in a small town in southern Uganda and had never travelled out of the country or stepped on an airplane. So it is not surprising that her first reaction was to jump up and down in excitement.
Caroline’s selection was based on her performance in a national competition held in primary and secondary schools that tested the debating skills of future leaders. Caroline won the contest, which qualified her to represent Uganda’s children in New York.
Listen to Caroline, telling you her story!