Birthday: February 14, 2002
Sponsorship #: 2016-00-254SM

Chello is a smart fourteen year old from Galette Chambon who lives with his mother, two sisters, and one brother. His father abandoned them when he was a baby and his mother became depressed and hasn’t worked since then. He doesn’t like to stay at his house because it makes him sad to see his mother like she is. He makes himself go home every day though to help take care of his siblings. Chello has not been to school in the last four years because the school he was going to closed and he didn’t know where else to go. Recently one of the community leaders in Galette Chambon noticed Chello and his friend Peterson hanging out at the square during school hours and he asked why they weren’t in school. They explained their story and he brought them to Hope Center to get put in the program. Chello’s favorite subjects are Creole and French, and when he grows up he would love to become a doctor. He said he loves his country very much, but it makes him sad to see so much sickness and poverty. This is why he wants to be a doctor.