Thompson VictorA 15-year-old teenager became a role model for millions of youth in 2015 BrazilSince he managed to enter a university in the United States, thanks to the fact that he studied with great commitment with the books that his mother had taken out of the garbage.
The young man is originally from the Brazilian city of Paco da Patria, east of Natal. His mother, Rosangela, collects garbage to sell recyclables, while his father works selling sandwiches he prepares himself.
As is the case in many families, none of the parents finished primary school and at first they wanted the child to help them with their business as they were poor, but Thompson’s wishes were ambitious and they both decided to support her.,
Thompson Vittor’s Victory Story
According to El Sol de Puebla, Thompson Vitor’s incredible story came to the fore in 2015 when he finished first after taking an exam at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of the Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN) to study multimedia. .
At just 15 years old, the teenager was attending secondary school in Escola Freinat, thanks to a scholarship she received for her good performance. It was his routine that he used to get up early in the morning and cycle for 6 kms to go to school.
“They want me to get a job quickly. I always say that I need to dedicate myself to my studies. I also help my mother with her work, but as long as it doesn’t interfere with my studies,” explained the young man in a 2015 interview by the Brazilian newspaper G1.
“I am very proud of my parents. I know how much pain they went through to raise me. Not only me, my brothers too. He overcame life’s adversities, economic problems and sacrificed his moments of joy to take care of all“, He added.
What are you doing now?
After placing first in his test, Thompson Vitor received a scholarship from the Farias Brito educational organization. Although he originally wanted to study law, he later changed his mind.
So when trying to enter university, he chose chemistry career and thanks to his effort, he got a place in University of Rochester in New YorkAmerica.
Since 2019 he has been studying in Rochester and by 2023 he expects to graduate after completing four years of university studies. Via social networks, Thompson shares excerpts from her life with her boyfriend Giavanni Andre and friends.
Thompson was a source of inspiration for Banco Itau Unibanco’s Itao Social Foundation, which used her moving story as part of a “Read for a Child” campaign for a short documentary.