When he entered Chipua, Iddy's situation was desperate. A Chipua staff member arranged for accommodation and food for him in exchange for assistance with small tasks. He was enrolled in the Second Chance program, and he hoped to be able to pass the Qualifying Test and receive his high school diploma. But despite his best efforts, Iddy did not pass the Qualifying Test. Once again his future looked dim and gloomy; his hopes had been shattered, and he was not looking forward to returning to a life of desperation.
But this time, things were different for Iddy. Although he was suffering a repeat of his academic failure, Iddy was a more resilient person. He had picked up quite a few valuable skills at Chipua: a hardworking ethic, self-confidence, hope and optimism. He was down but not out for the count! Armed with his new skills and assisted by Chipua, he located a skilled and successful carpenter who agreed to take him on as an apprentice. The apprenticeship was strenuous but in the end it paid off: after helping his boss for a couple of months, Iddy is now gainfully employed as a happy, skilled carpenter who is making a contribution to his community.
Iddy is just one of the many participants who have been socially and economically transformed by Chipua's programs. If you'd like to contribute to the success of others like Iddy, consider getting involved with Chipua.