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Day 12. Bringing you community-changing heroes: Gil

Gil Mucavele’s story is one of many ALG is proud to tell. Growing in Xai-Xai, Gil was one of the first children supported by our organization.

In 2010, revealing a strong determination and commitment, he asked ALG support to attend the Dentistry degree at the Dentistry University in Nampula. At first, it was hard but Gil never gave up. Far from his hometown and family, and struggling with several financial difficulties, he had to make a lot of sacrifices.

They were all worth it, and Gil became a successful young man, concluding his Dentist degree in 2014 and his internship in November 2015. Today he is a successful young man who is seen by the community as a “hero” and an example to follow. He returned home for a while and, during his time there, he contributed to improve the living conditions of the population with oral hygiene training and short consultations for the children in André’s preschool.

Always with a voluntary will, Gil is planning new oral hygiene sessions for 110 children during his Christmas holidays at André, Santa Catarina, and Flor da Infância Preschools and in Chongoene neighbourhoods. Gil is a gifted young man with several skills. In parallel to his degree, through which he’s planning to spread smiles, he’s also passionate for music. Lately he was invited to a TV show, with his band, and he even recorded an album. The community and ALG are very proud of Gil. This is the success we wish for all our children. This is the difference we wish to make – to give children tools to enable them, in future, to break the cycle of poverty.

We want to continue to have more stories like this, we want to contribute for more successful stories. Gil is part of the 1% of Mozambican youngsters who manages to attend Higher Education. This year, we still have to finance several scholarships such as Eduardo’s and, in 2015, we want to help Cinturão, both providing a tireless support to ALG’s intervention at the Santa Luísa de Marillac Preschool.

From £1’200 per year, ALG finances university fees and part of the living costs for a small group of students with proven merit. Make your little gesture and be a part of this success story!

ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG Friends since 2011. This year, you can also print a high definition version for only 1£! 

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