My name is Vanya and I am a Chechen. In 2007, my mother was beaten to death. The police never found out who did it. Two years later, my father died from liver cirrhosis and tuberculosis. I was raised by my grandmother till she passed away. My elder brother, Iurie, took responsibility for me and became my guardian. A few months ago, my brother went to Germany to find work and I was left alone. A social worker found my aunt, who will be my guardian until Iurie returns home. However, my aunt does not work and suffers from an alcohol addiction. Presently, I am in 9th grade. After graduating from school, I want to continue my studies and become an electrician. I have heard of the CERI Sponsorship program and I want to join it. By working together, I can receive support and will be able to continue my studies.