Meet John Davis: Future Engineer
John Davis is the eldest of three children. When he was five years old, he lost both his parents in a fatal car accident. His two other siblings were only three and one. The three children were taken in by their aunt Mary who has six children of her own. She works as a gardener for different families and could only make so much to provide for nine children.
John’ young sister suffered and became malnourished and unable to walk, and John was often made to stay home to look after his sister. His education was delayed as he only began schooling at eight years old.
Mary’s husband unfortunately was not helping his wife and family at all. He would spend most of his time in bars. When he would come home, he would beat his wife and chase her with the children out of the house, forcing them to sleep in the bush the entire night. As you could imagine, John and his siblings grew up in a very poor family. One day, John heard on a radio talk show about Bwindi ECO Children Uganda. He decided to find BECU and was successful. After arriving, he told one of our teachers, Nicolas, all about his childhood.
We wasted no time and visited his home the next day to learn that everything John had said was true! BECU readily took in John and his older sibling in 2017.
In just one year, John’ sibling got a sponsor.
Today, John is 12 years old and is now in 5th grade. His favorite subject is Mathematics and he dreams of becoming an engineer.
John eagerly awaits a sponsor who can help him work towards his dream. We know that John will grow up to be a hardworking young man and a loving big brother who will always look after his family.