My name is Nikita and I am 16 years old. I have lived at an orphanage in Balti for 7 years. My mother was deprived of parental rights because of excessive alcohol abuse and my father died. The only person who visited me at the orphanage was my grandmother. On holidays I went to visit her. I felt miserable at the orphanage. I wanted to go back home to my village, but my grandmother insisted that I live at the orphanage because she did not have enough resources to support my sisters and I. Presently, I at a student at the local Professional School. On weekends I visit my grandmother, who is always happy to see me. I like school and I like the profession I have chosen. When I have free time, I enjoy playing soccer, walking and talking with my friends. It is good to have friends you can share your joy and sorrow with. My favorite season is summer when we are on vacation and it is hot outside. I love swimming with my friends and then lay in the sun. One of my dreams is to build a happy family. I did not have a family so I try to do my best to create one. I hope that in two years I will graduate from school and I will become a good welder.