Born: Nyakabanda, Rwanda
Last Year of School Completed Before Dropping Out: 5th Grade
Hobbies: Dancing, creative writing, and helping others
Sponsorship: Primary School ($400)
One day, Simon hopes to work with an organization that teaches street kids how to build houses and electricity in order to better their lives.
Simon lives with his mother and little brother, Joseph (who is also a MindLeaps student), his big brother, and two sisters. His father passed away in 2005. His mother needs help in taking care of his siblings, and as a result, he dropped out of school. Since coming to MindLeaps, Simon has particularly enjoyed the English classes and likes to write exciting and creative stories in English and Kinyarwanda.
Simon has been sponsored in 2018 by Larry Grimes and Mary Ann Jorgensen.
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