Lamina is eight years old and lives at the SOS Children's Village Owu-Ijebu in Nigeria. He is already dreaming of Christmas. He set some time aside to answer our Christmas questionnaire by telling us more about what Christmas means to him...
Do you get presents at Christmas?
Yes, I always have presents on Christmas.
Who brings the presents?
What's your biggest wish for Christmas?
I wish I had a car.
Is there some particular toy you wish for the most?
What was the most beautiful Christmas present you ever received?
A card by my sponsor
What kind of food are you having for Christmas?
Fried Rice, meat, salad.
Is there any traditional dish you (your family) prepare for Christmas?
Yes, Ewedu soup and Amala (Ewedu soup is a local vegetable soup and Amala is a dish made from yam)
How do you decorate your home for Christmas?
We arrange Christmas cards on our walls. Mummy buys flowers for the house, we draw and paint
How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
We hang our cards on the tree and put on light in different colours.
Do you prepare home-made Christmas decorations?
Yes. We sit with mummy to cut cards, paint pictures and draw a cartoon.
Waiting for Baby Jesus: How do you spend your time before the gift giving/giving/exchange of Christmas presents?
I dance with my friends. We visit family houses to greet the SOS mothers. We eat together and watch television.
What is it you don't ever want to miss out on Christmas besides Christmas presents?
My Christmas shoes
What does a typical day at Christmas look like at your home?
It's a happy day
What's your favourite Christmas carol or song?
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. ...
If you would like to help a child like Lamina have the chance of a family life and a happy childhood why not sponsor a child this Christmas?