Diamilatou Dreams of Peace and Harmony in the World

My name is Diamilatou. I am a Higher Achievement Scholar. I am 10 years old and I’m in the 5th grade. I was born in Africa and moved to Richmond, VA when I was a toddler. I have 4 siblings, I’m the middle child.

I am determined, nice, and funny.

When I grow up I want to have a good life. My dream job is to be a psychiatrist because I want to help people.

If I could change one thing about the world I would end poverty and homelessness. I want to help people in poverty because if you think about their lifestyle in comparison to your life, there’s a big difference. I’m inspired by the people that help them.

I daydream about peace, harmony, and what the world would be like if there’s no such thing as violence. I dream of it being a peaceful and happy place.

Higher Achievement makes me feel special because I know a lot of people don’t get the privilege to come here. I love all our cheers and chants and the way we support each other. The mentors really get to know us and they leave a big impact on the scholars. Higher Achievement scholars aren’t like everyone else. They are smart, nice, mature, and collaborative. It’s like a big family. I can be myself here, and it feels really good to be different.