Patrick - 15

Patrick is studying his "O" levels at Institut Don Bosco in KIBUNGO (Eastern Province) and would like to be an Engineer when he grows up.

He has no recollection of the genocide and does not know who his parents were. He was 6 months old when the Legal Director of the Gisimba orphanage found him on the side of the street. He has good memories of growing up after the genocide. He remembers his adoptive family took him to relaxing trips on Lake Kivu beach.

He believes that love for others is the only authentic thing in a society. After his studies, he would like to spend time helping vulnerable children as well as others suffering.

He currently lives with the Legal Director of Gisimba orphanage. Patrick has a friendly disposition and enjoys telling jokes. Basketball, and comedy films starring Charlie Chaplin make him smile.