Ascar & Emmanuel are generally very happy children, Ascar especially never stops smiling, even in the face of challenges. When we met them they had both dropped out of school due to lack of school fees and had a shed for shelter.
Both of their parents were diagnosed with HIV, and sadly they have recently lost their mother after a long battle with the illness.
Ascar is sponsored by Carlynn Wignall which means she now gets to go to school and follow her dream of becoming a Doctor.
Emmanuel has also been sponsored, by Sebastian Ebenhoch who pays for his school fees. He hopes to be a Mechanical Engineer when he grows up.
The day we took them back to new secondary schools was very special. The family received a new home thanks to an epic fundraising challenge by Abi Lyall. Abi raised the money required by cycling between and then climbing the UK’s 3 biggest mountains.
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