Joel was able to continue with his secondary education due to his mother’s hard work and persistent determination. Together with his mother and his hard work they were able to scrap enough money together to keep the family afloat and Joel going to school most of the time.
Eventually, Joel became interested in learning construction skills. Construction did not pay well – so Joel earned much-needed money from baking break and working as a “Boda Boda”. A Boda Boda is a motorcycle or bike taxi driver. Joel began Boda Boda riding in 2012. By God’s good design he met Fr. Don Dunson who was a passenger. Over time Joel and Fr. Don got to know each other resulting in Fr. Don inviting Joel to apply to the St. Kizito Foundation for scholarship assistance. Joel applied in 2013.
Things began to look up for Joel. He was able to obtain the necessary education and certificates he needed in the area of building and concrete practices. Joel ended up achieving a National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering in August 2017. His education accomplishments and the work that resulted from them benefits not only Joel – but his family as well.
Today the future looks brighter for Joel and his family. Joel is deeply grateful to the St. Kizito Foundation and all he has been able to accomplish with their help and support. We at the St. Kizito Foundation are deeply grateful also to have been God’s instrument in helping Joel achieve his dreams!