I’m a student at the University of Tanzania in East Africa studying journalism. One year ago, I was writing a piece on the cultural differences between East Africa and America. While researching my topic, I visited a local NGO and there I met a young boy named Yesuto. He handmade this mask and coloured it himself. The mask was so beautiful that I couldn’t resist asking him for it. Yesuto gifted me this mask and said, “Hang this mask on your Christmas tree as it will bring you good luck and happiness.” I’ll never forget that young boy, Yesuto, as I decorate my Christmas tree each year with this special mask.