“I had spent 10 years in the hostel.”
He was lucky because Chevalier Hostel existed for boys and youths who came out from a broken family.
“I stayed in the hostel without paying anything,” he said.
He said all his basic needs were all provided for by the board that looks after the hostel.
After completing Year 13 at MBHS, he was shocked when the Chevalier board, informed him of the man who was going to sponsor and pay for his tertiary fees at USP.
He said his sponsor was one of the board members of the Chevalier Youth Trust board.
“He was a businessman who supported me until I graduated from USP.”
He said hostel life was fun and the boys lived like a close-knit family.
“Today even though I have a happy family with a daughter, I keep coming back to visit the hostel and attend every activity organised by the MSC.
“I am now earning a living and I will never forget my MSC family.
“The MSC brothers, priests, and all those who were around the hostel always cared and loved us, and they treated us equally.
“And I acknowledge them for their kind heart. I would not have gone this far without the support of the MSC family.”
Director of the Chevalier Training Centre, Father Simon Mani, said the mini-bazaar was in aid of the Chevalier Training Centre in Wainadoi and Chevalier Hostel.
“We have been running this mini-bazaar for the last three years.”
Edited by Ranoba Baoa