Iakob lived with his grandmother since his early childhood. She raised him as a son and invested in him all she had. Iakob’s mother suffers from alcoholism and was never an active part of his life. Iakob didn’t know anything about his father until recently when he found him through a social media platform. After so many years of absence, their relationship remained cold. Iakob found out that his father has a new family and lives in the northern part of Moldova. Now that Iakob is so close to adulthood, he cares about one thing – his education. He is a 1st year student at the Balti Professional School and studies to become a welder. Iakob’s teachers characterize him as a quiet, honest, social young man, responsible in all things entrusted to him. Iakob is aware of the importance of education in his life especially now that he is transitioning to an independent adult life. He also understands the importance of education in finding employment and becoming self-sufficient. Ion hopes that in 2 years, he will manage to graduate and find a job and be independent. But for now, he relies on the help of others. Your support could turn Ion’s life around by meeting his basic needs, supporting him through school and much more. A CERI sponsorship would give him a better future!