DABENS is a bright fourteen year old who lives with family in the village of Galette Chambon. His parents left him and moved to Brazil five years ago and he has not seen them since. They own a restaurant somewhere in Brazil and that is all he knows. They do not send money for his support. He has been out of school for two years because his aunt cannot afford to pay for her own kids’ school much less Dabens’. He tries to study friends’ books to learn as much as he can on his own so that he doesn’t get too far behind. He came on his own to Hope Center to ask us to put him in the sponsorship program so that he can get back in school. Dabens enjoys playing soccer with his friends and when he grows up he wants to become and engineer.