Yuventino Awang


BORN: August 3, 1999

Favorite thing about SGU: That they are taking him to school, teaching him about God and how to be a good leader in the future, and also teaching him about farming.

One Wish: "My wish is to be a good leader in future, and I’m looking forward to helping transform lives like Saving Grace has transformed me. I want to do the good things SGU has done for me in the future for others."

God is: "My guider, my provider, source of my everything and in his word he says he is the source of everything. Without him in my life I am nothing in this world"

Favorite Bible Verse: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."     - Proverbs 3:5


yuventino's STORY:

After witnessing the brutal murder of his father at the hands of LRA rebels, Yuventino made his way to an internal displacement camp in Northern Uganda seeking refuge from the way. Due to overpopulation and lack of food, he left the camp and began living on the streets. There he was beaten, abused and tortured by older street boys.

Yuventino was taken in by Uncle Fred to Saving Grace when it began. He is an incredibly intelligent young man and Saving Grace now supports him attending university. He is extroverted and enjoys soccer, music and dance. Yuventino is such a example of maturity at SGU. He is a fast learner and is so curious about the world. He is always asking insightful questions of everyone he meets. Yuventino is currently studying to become a teacher and plans to come back to Lira to teach at Saving Grace Primary School.

*Yuventino is already sponsored by another supporter. We would love for you to continue reading through stories and choose another child to sponsor.