Young Kosovan wins essay competition

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

When the ANS-owned dual registered Woodend care home in Altringham, Cheshire held an essay competition for local schoolchildren, they received many entries. The first prize went eight-year-old Genc Bogujevci whose family fled from Kosovo two years ago. Genc spoke no English when he arrived. This is what the thoughtful young man wrote: I am only eight and it is difficult to think what it¹s like to be old. What does it mean, old? How old must you be to be called old ­ 45, 50, 60, 70? ­ it¹s hard to say. Why can¹t old people do what they used to do when they were young? I can run very fast and play football and I can jump very high. Old people can¹t do that. They sit at home and have a cup of tea and watch TV all the time. It would be very boring for me but it is not boring for them. Do they need any help? Many old people need a lot of help when they are ill ­ somebody can help them to do shopping or clean the house. Have you ever helped old people? When I was in Kosovo I sometimes helped my grandmother w

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