Many of you have followed Cydney’s story throughout the years with VIP. His early life was filled with tragedy after his mother passed away, leaving Cydney orphaned at eight years old. He was left to care for himself and his younger sister without support. This is not uncommon in our partner villages.
Cydney became involved with VIP when he was in primary school. The global VIP family helped to support him, and he started to thrive. After finishing secondary school, he was accepted to African Bible College. There he studied Mass Communications and Biblical Studies.
After four years, VIP is happy to announce that Cydney has graduated! Although he has already achieved so much, he hopes to continue his education in the United States. With some guidance, Cydney will take a year to gain some experience before pursuing a graduate degree in Biblical Studies.
VIP is excited to have Cydney interning with our Malawi staff to gain the necessary experience to attend graduate school. Though he started out as a part of a vulnerable family, through hard work and support he will be going back into the community that he is from to help people that are in the position that he once was in.
We currently have 18 other college scholarship recipients who–like Cydney–are equipping themselves for a better future. You can come alongside them by making a donation, or learn more about why education is one of our Six Critical Needs.
Watch the video below to listen to Cydney tell his own story.