September 23, 2021

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Garbage collector boy who discovered the joy of studying wins R$150,000 in Calderao |  cauldron hook

Garbage collector boy who discovered the joy of studying wins R$150,000 in Calderao | cauldron hook

Great inspiration story boiler! Joel Silva is a 21-year-old medical student who studied with books his parents found in the trash. A real miracle! After many difficult questions, the boy from Belem do Pará won on the board. Who wants to be a millionaire? 150 thousand Brazilian riyals

“It was worth being here,” Joel said.

Joel Silva participates in “Calderao” – Photo: TV Globo

Joel grew up in this environment wrapped in books, found in the trash, and the only option for leisure was books. The young man was educated at a local school and then entered a federal institute to finish his studies.

Joel Silva participates in “Calderao” – Photo: TV Globo

Soon after finishing high school, Joel took a law entrance exam and passed the Federal University of Pará, but even in a public college, he had no way to support himself and went back to become a collector of recyclables.

Joel Silva participates in “Calderao” – Photo: TV Globo

Persisting in his dreams, Joel took the entrance exam again the following year and went to the Federal University of Barra in medicine and would use the money he won on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to finish the course.

Joel Silva in “Caldeirão” – Photo: TV Globo

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