Burton

Burton

I come from a remote village in the Northern region of Malawi. It is a beautiful place surrounded by full streams and rivers with only one bridge connecting us to the rest of Malawi.

Back home I would walk 45 minutes every day to get to school. I had no proper shoes and the uniform my parents bought me in grade 1 had to last me 4 years. Neither of my parents went to school and only make a small income through farming. Food was never easy to come by and sometimes I would go into the bush and search for wild fruits to eat.

In 2013, PestalozziWorld selected me for a scholarship. I was so happy.  For the first time in my life I slept in a bed. I got books, shoes and a new uniform, I could barely believe this was happening to me. When I complete my education I want to become a doctor. My father has eye problems and I want be able to cure his sight problems and also help other sick people. I consider myself to be one of the luckiest boys in the world because of my sponsorship by PestalozziWorld.