Birthday: December 6, 2001 Sponsorship #: 2016-00-202M

Wesler is a determined fifteen year old from the village of Boucandrice. He has to walk a long way to get to school every day, but he is happy to do it. He walks with about six other young people from his village every day and they are all very thankful to be a part of the BGM sponsorship program. The principal is letting them all go to school even though they don’t have uniforms or books because they don’t have sponsors, but they are confident that they will find sponsor because they have prayed a long time that they would even be able to go to school, so Wesler and his friends all consider it a miracle that they are even able to go. Wesler has three brothers and they all live with their parents who are farmers. They grow millet and corn and beans and they raise pigs and goats. Wesler’s older brothers were not able to go to school, so they just help their father on the farm. The whole family is excited that Wesler is going to go to school. When he graduates, he will be the first member of his family to graduate from high school. Wesler has dreams of one day becoming a school principal himself one day. He knows how important it is for children to go to school, and he admires his principal for caring about the kids of his village. Wesler’s favorite subject is French and he tries to help younger children in his village learn French. When he isn’t teaching kids French, he likes to play soccer. His favorite thing about his country is how everyone loves to go to school when they can.