Former sponsored child inspires others

May 01, 2018
Israel prepares lessons for his class in his school office. Photo: World Vision

Written by: World Vision Mozambique; Edited by Katie Hackett

Israel lives and works in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, but every holiday he returns to Hluvuko, the place that shaped him into the person he is today.
As a sponsored child, Israel always enjoyed school.
“I remember very well that World Vision staff would come to my house to do annual progress reports and they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told them I wanted to be a teacher,” he recalls.
Israel’s parents were supportive of his education but didn’t have money for university. After Grade 12, World Vision awarded him a scholarship and he completed his degree in geography.
Today Israel is a university teacher. He’s happy with his life, and on visits back to Hluvuko, he inspires younger children to follow their dreams as well.
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