Djimhoungar completed his primary level in the community and went to Doba to continue with his secondary school. He reached the final stage of it but failed twice in the baccalaureate exam (the final exam of secondary school).
In 2005, he decided to return home and help his community.
From sponsored child to teacher, to World Vision supervisor, then headmaster
“I was recruited as community teacher in 2005. [What I earn] is enough to take care of my family because I live on my own plot” he adds.
Two years ago, he was selected among the community teachers to follow a three year training to get an official teaching degree. He expects to complete the training next year and become a fully trained teacher.
Djimhoungar is married to Moremem and is the father of eight children.
“Many young men like me have preferred to live in the cities but I have chosen to help my community by investing my time in educating our children. I am sure I would not have thought of that if I have not been trained by World Vision or sponsored to be able to continue to go to school” he concluded.
His supervisor, Djasnodji is very proud, “Djimhoungar has become a teacher and is now teaching our children and also helping the sponsorship program in his community. This is a case of success brought in by the sponsorship program.
We know he would have been someone different if he was not sponsored. He is also serious in looking after the sponsored children because he understands what being sponsored means. I am happy to see that what I have planted is bearing fruit for my community” he said.
Story provided by Natasha Tamplin, Portfolio Advisor Africa Team