Emilson is an eight year old from the tiny village of Dalgwo near Galette Chambon. He has two older brothers who go to school, and they live with their parents who work as livestock farmers. His family raises goats, sheep, and pigs. Joseph likes to help his daddy with the sheep. Sometimes when he is moving the sheep through the village, he pretends that he is David from the Bible. He helped his daddy with the sheep too! Emilson has never been able to go to school, so when he finds a sponsor, it will be his first time ever! He is so excited to be in the program so that he can have the opportunity to get a sponsor for school. He is pretty sure that when he goes to school, his favorite subject will be mathematics because he loves to count and he loves numbers. His father told him that because he likes numbers, he probably would make a good accountant, so he is thinking that is what he wants to be when he grows up. When he has free time, he like to play with his friends in the village. He loves to run barefooted down the pathways of his village.