Gergens is eight years old and lives in a neighboring village called Placman near Galette Chambon with his mother and father and five brothers. His older brother McInlove already goes to Johel’s school, and Gergens is excited that this year he gets to walk with his brother to school. The family plants beans and sells them at market. Gergens says his favorite thing to do is pray and he wants to be a pastor one day. He also likes to make his own toys and play with them. When he can find a ball, he likes to play soccer too. He is not sure yet what his favorite subject in school is because he hasn’t been able to go to school in the past, but he is very sure he is going to love school.