(18 years old) came to the Casa Javier at the end of December, 2011. He finished high school a year ago. He is now finishing his first year in a four year institute studying business administration. He also studies English at an institute. He became the first of our residents to join the Peruvian volunteer fire department. Firemen in Peru are all volunteers and are a very dedicated lot of professionals. We are very pleased that Daniel was encouraged to become a part of that organization. He is going through a year of preparation and training. Previously, he had lived in an orphanage all his life since both parents passed away at an early age from AIDS. He has no known relatives.