North Island September Series: Charles Kabena
Charles was born into extreme poverty, and like most poor children in Malawi, his family could not afford to send him to secondary school, especially after his father died from tuberculosis. But thanks to Child Sponsorship, World Vision was working with his community. Charles received a pair of school shoes, a school uniform, and a full scholarship to pay his school fees.
Charles passed his secondary exams with flying colours, gained the confidence to go on to university, and worked as a web and radio journalist. He now works as a Communications Officer at World Vision Malawi. His passion is to encourage young people to stay in school so they can become professionals like him. He buys a newspaper for the children in his former primary school to read every day, and partners with others to pay school fees for children who can’t afford it.