Dr. Mario Berrios Castro, DGL Alumnus, currently serves as a physician in an orthopedic ward of a local hospital in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Mario shares, “Coming from a family with very limited resources, college was out of reach; I could only dream about it ... Thanks to my Young Life Developing Global Leaders sponsor, I was able to attend college and pursue a career in medicine.”
Baccus Roberts, DGL alumnus, made international news for his self-initiated environmental project with Abraham Freeman to turn recycled plastic in Liberia into bricks. Africa Voices (CNN Africa) featured their story. Baccus was honored at the 2019 African Community Service Awards for his work. Today, Baccus serves as the Health & Safety Manager at Liberia Electricity Corporation.
Successful business owner makes a way for eight DGL students to go to college
Joe Laboon, founder and owner of Georgia Kitchens in Buford, Georgia, has taken sponsorship to a whole new level, dedicating an entire wall in his showroom to showcasing the students he sponsors. His hope is that he will inspire his customers and other businesses to join him in sponsoring DGL students around the globe.
Watch the inspiring story of one of DGL's most faithful supporters, Tara Buzzelli, who dusted off her degree, came out of retirement, and traveled to New York City to treat the sickest and most frail COVID-19 patients. Tara and her husband, Matt, sponsor a DGL student in Africa.