Last Year of School Completed Before Dropping Out: 8th Grade
Hobbies: Learning more and increasing his skills to push his future further
Sponsorship: Technical and Vocational Training
Elia's friends call him an old soul because he enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
Elia’s father passed when he was in the 3rd grade. He lives with his mother and younger brother, and has several other siblings living outside of Kigali in the village. He dropped out of school during secondary school due to extreme poverty. His dream would be to continue his education and study chemistry, and use this knowledge to learn how to treat sick people and teach them about illnesses. In addition to being a dancer, Elia is also a talented visual artist.
Elia has been sponsored in 2019 by Larry Grimes and Mary Ann Jorgensen.
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