JBFC’s Extended Family: MayilaOctober 23, 2012 3:23 pm
|Mayila and his sister, Yonga, in front of their hut.|
|Mayila with JBFC Board Member|
Unfortunately, Mayila’s story of neglect isn’t unique. Two of his sisters were removed from the home (which is a small mud hut just a few miles from campus) and now live at JBFC. Even though his life before JBFC has been what most would consider unbearable, Mayila is now considered one of our many extended family members here at JBFC. Before receiving a scholarship to JBFC, Mayila had a bleak future- his family didn’t want to send him to any school and he was lucky to get one sparse meal per day. However, thanks to the generosity of our supporters at JBFC, Mayila and many other students like him are able to study, receive two meals a day, and have hope for a brighter future.
Chris Gates is the Executive Director and Founder of JBFC.
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