R. & S. Hoppes - Beaverton, OR
BioAs a child, Francoise saw her community as a harsh place. Characterized by continuous poverty, conflicts, and school drop-outs, it would have been easy for her to give up when her mother passed away in 2006. But instead, Francoise chose hope. Her village received a new leader in recent years, encouraging others to pursue peace, reconciliation, and education -- this reversal in attitude inspired Francoise to be a similar leader.
Francoise is working to become a physiotherapist and dreams of inspiring other young girls to pursue degrees in a male-dominated field. She looks forward to bringing healing and leadership to her community upon graduation.
In her spare time, Francoise loves to participate in debate club, volunteer at the Red Cross, and is a member of the Youth Balm Filmmakers!