Joseph Mutuma was in the first graduating class at the Children’s Village. Sue was able to get him a full scholarship at her alma mater, Chestnut Hill College, where Joseph is excelling. He carries 18 hours and manages to work 20 hours a week and still maintain a 3.83 GPA. He is a great example of the type of young people at St. Clare and St. Francis.
At a recent scholarship event Joseph wrote to Sue: “Everybody knew about you and your work at today’s scholarship gala. Your work was the hallmark of today’s speech by the college’s president. It was just fantastic and I would want to see that your work continue to be recognized after I graduate. I have countless stories to tell, but just know that so far this has been my best moment in CHC.”
Jim McLaughlin, the director of International Students at Chestnut Hill College, has been Joseph’s guide into the American culture on campus. He wrote “Joseph is truly extraordinary; we are so lucky to have him on campus. He continually amazes me.”
Joseph is a living witness to the importance of the Children’s Village.