One of the first children to be supported by Child of Hope is doing really well on a carpentry course at the Mbale municipality polytechnic.
Egesa (15) originally dreamed of becoming a doctor when he joined the CoH nursery school, but sadly his grades didn’t match that and – after not performing too well in his Primary Leaving examinations – Bex helped him join the local polytechnic.
Egasa came from a very poor background, living with his mother and two brothers and joined CoH when it started in 2008 in a church hall.
He said: “I’m happy Aunt Bex helped me join the polytechnic, I love what I’m studying and what I’m doing especially the practical part of the course. I’m also happy that I will be able to help my family in the near future especially my mom, she struggled a lot with us to bring us up.”
According to his teachers, Egesa is performing well in school and will soon be sitting his exam for the first year.
He added: “My dream is to open up my own business, probably my own workshop, and also teach some children at child of Hope who do carpentry like me; I want to be a role model to them and I want them to know that I did not make a wrong choice.”