As a partner with you in helping children and families in Rwanda, it is our privilege to watch the young people in our sponsorship program grow over the years and eventually develop into adults. This year we have some students from our In Home Program (The Home of Innocence) who have completed their studies and will be moving out of sponsorship to independent living. We celebrate with them this milestone in their lives, and we thank each one of you who have helped this ministry to be a help to them. The opportunities you have helped to provide have made all the difference to them. Out of respect for their privacy, we cannot share all of how they came into our program, but we would like to give you a little glimpse into how far God has brought them over these years.
Bigirimana Jean Pierre had polio as a child, resulting in some physical challenges for him. Before joining our program in 2009, he had been forced to leave his own home and didn’t have any support. Jean Pierre completed electrical and electronics engineering in May 2022 with an advanced diploma. He is currently working in the plastics industry while applying for a job of his qualification.
Twahirwa Aimable came into our care in 2010 with special needs due to his heart condition. His mother was also sick a lot and his father was not supportive. Aimable was struggling when he came to us. He has now completed driving school and he has a part-time job on construction sites. His future plan is to get a driver’s license.
Musoni Celestin was the very first child enrolled in the Ten Talents International sponsorship program in 2008. He was living on the streets without any family at all. While in our care he was able to find some of his family members. He has now completed culinary arts studies. He started working with Marriott hotel in Rwanda last year.
Dukundane Adrien came into our care in 2009, when he was 6 years old. He has a chronic health condition, and his mom also had a chronic health issue which left her unable to care for him. He has now completed hairdressing training in 2021 with a certificate and has been doing part-time jobs. He will live with family members, due to his health conditions (which need follow up). He plans to have his own business of selling charcoal (a cooking fuel used widely in Rwanda).
Before he came into our care in 2010, Manzi Alex’s parents had died when he was young, and he was living with a neighbor who was no longer able to care for him. He has now completed a short course in film production with a certificate, and was taking English lessons before COVID 19. He works seasonal security jobs. His future plan is to start a business of operating a gym/fitness center or a small shop.
We are so grateful that God has allowed us to be a part of these individual success stories. What an honor! Please continue to pray for the success of these young people, and for us to be able to help more children find these opportunities. If you would like to be a part of blessing a child and blessing the future of a nation, please visit our sponsorship page and sign up!
Michael and Lisa McColm