Unoh was one of the first street kids that our Community Youth Mentors befriended and we’ve been with him ever since.
When he had nothing to eat for lunch during his long day of digging through garbage, our guys welcomed him at our drop-in center for a warm meal and a laugh.
When his friends started sniffing glue and stealing, our guys were there to encourage & teach him the value of good character and reputation.
When so many of the girls his age were being mistreated and discriminated against, he saw love, equality and respect between the men and women on Compasio’s team.
When his mom was taken to jail for two years, leaving him and his siblings alone, our team immediately found family who wanted to bring them in and we provided food so they could stay in their own community. We got Unoh and his siblings off the street and into school and took them to see their mom as often as possible.
When he lost a close friend because of the harsh realities of street life, he had big brothers in Compasio who came alongside him with wisdom and support.
And now that he is eighteen, he possesses the wisdom and integrity to earn a honest wage and to be a role model for his peers… and our team is still there.
Unoh has become a natural leader in the next generation in his community and he is just one of many young lives Compasio has poured into over the years. We know that the only way to create lasting change for vulnerable communities is to impact the individuals within it.