Estifanos’s story

Estifanos is 13 years old and comes from Dilli. His parents divorced when he was a young child. The boy does not know where he is or what his mother is doing. He lost all contact with her. The father, however, remarried after some time and did not want to raise the child. A lonely woman took him in. His foster mom couldn’t deal with him. Estifaos went to school, but he did not want to study and caused educational problems. Eventually he dropped out of school in the fourth grade and came to Awassa on his own. First he sought help in the church as he knew Fr. A bishop who had previously been the parish priest in Dilli, but who tried to help him by sending him many times to various organizations, but found no place in any of them. As he admits, he cannot adapt to the prevailing rules. Estifanos seems to be a very individualist. He does not cause any problems with us, he takes part in activities, but he does not play with other children on his own. But he likes to read books about saints, for example. He says that he would love to go back to school and that he would like to become a priest in the future. We hope that by remaining on good terms with him, we will be able to help him.

If you want to constantly support the boy, follow his successes, receive up-to-date photos or even exchange correspondence with him, read about the “Adoption from the street” campaign. Please select “Estifanos” when filling out the form