Like many families along the Red River, Dan’s family has always lived in hardship. But while his friends were dropping out of school and getting into trouble, Dan has chosen a different path.
Seven years ago, Dan joined Blue Dragon’s Football Club where he could play the sport he loved. He learnt how to work hard, show a positive attitude and become more confident to express himself. Last summer, he joined in a career preparation course at Blue Dragon and chose to learn how to become a barista, completing the course with great commitment and again showing a positive attitude.
This week Dan is proudly representing his school to compete in an annual vocational training competition. No matter if he brings back any medals, Dan has already won a bigger prize: overcoming his own disadvantaged background to find and pursue his dreams.