Meet Arnaud

 
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“MADNow helped me escape becoming a child soldier.”

- Arnaud

 

Arnaud’s Story

Arnaud is 17 and was born in Burundi, a small country in East Africa, near a beautiful lake called Lake Tanganyika.

“I never thought I would leave my home, but the last few years have been very difficult in my country. Before I left, my school was closed for nearly 4 months. It wasn't even safe to hang out at the lake with my friends. 

In August 2016, I left my family for the first time and got on my first-ever airplane to come to the U.S. I was terrified.

I couldn't miss the chance to get a great education in the U.S. I got started through a few generous people and an amazing scholarship, plus help with the most difficult part: getting a visa to study in the U.S.

That brought me to Rockland Country Day School, a wonderful small school in a small town outside of New York City. But there wasn't enough money for the 4 years I needed to finish high school. Through the generosity of Make A Difference and support from RCDS, I’m able to continue in 2018-19 for my junior year.

My hope is to continue to do well in high school so I can get a scholarship to college in the U.S. My dream is to go back to Burundi one day as an educated professional who can help my brothers and my country. As the oldest in my family, this is my responsibility." -Arnaud

Check the Student Progress Report for updates on Arnaud’s progress and goals for the future.


Sponsorship Provides

 
 

Consider helping Arnaud achieve his dreams by sponsoring him!

Our goal is to help all of our students complete either a bachelors degree or technical program of their choice, so that they will not only survive, but thrive in life. Due to the added cost of continuing education our students often need assistance from multiple sponsors.


 

Yearly Sponsorship

Full sponsorship of $2,000 includes:

  • Sponsorship of the child of your choice.

  • Profile of your chosen child. – Skype update from your sponsored child each month. *Calls must be scheduled in advance.

  • One letter every six months.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Partial Sponsorship of $400 includes:

  • Profile of your chosen child.

  • Skype update from your sponsored child.

  • One letter every year.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Monthly Sponsorship

Full sponsorship of $170 includes:

  • Sponsorship of the child of your choice.

  • Profile of your chosen child. – Skype update from your sponsored child each month. *Calls must be scheduled in advance.

  • One letter every six months.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Partial sponsorship of $35 includes:

  • Profile of your chosen child.

  • Skype update from your sponsored child.

  • One letter every year.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.