Vincent is 13 years old and in year 8. He lives with his parents and his two brothers in a house in the slums. His mother is currently the only income earner in the family and she works as a maid. Vincent’s father has recently returned home after spending time in a drug rehabilitation centre and is unemployed.
Vincent is a conscientious young man and apprehensive about his father. He knows that any involvement in drugs in the slums can quickly lead to great danger for his whole family.
Like many teenagers around him, Vincent is also under pressure to find a job to help his family. If he does, his education will most likely come to an end. However, if Vincent stays in school another 4 years and manages to finish secondary school, his earning potential will be much greater.
Vincent is faced with some difficult choices. However, that’s where CBC can step in and offer support to him and his family. By meeting daily needs and helping Vincent study and access vocational training, we can help him through this time of anxiety.
There is no magic solution and it’s one day at a time, but with daily support Vincent can receive the variety of support that he needs. studying and support his family.