Jake is a student in LWB's Fujian Secondary and Higher Education Program. Like many of our secondary students, he has experienced hardship and loss during his young life. Through a series of very sad events, Jake lost both of his parents when he was just three years old. He has been living with his grandparents since that time, but, although he has been fortunate to have family, life has not been easy. Jake’s grandmother is in poor health and the family has no fixed income. His grandfather relies on farming subsidies to meet the needs of daily life.
Despite these challenges Jake is an excellent student who is committed to working hard and making a better life for himself and his family. His academic excellence led to his acceptance at a private school, where his tuition fees are covered by scholarship. With the help of generous LWB sponsors, Jake’s living expenses and textbooks fees have also been funded, allowing him to continue his education without added financial burden to his grandparents.
Jake is a cheerful young man who shows concern for all of the other students in the Fujian program. He is incredibly grateful for the opportunities that have been given to him by his family, school, and sponsors and is working hard to make everyone proud. In late January Jake took his end of semester exams and scored number two in his class!. As he works towards completing his second year of high school, we are sure that there are great things in store for this determined young man!