Actress Emma Thompson beamed with pride as she stood next to her son who now holds a degree in Politics. Tindyebwa,22, who says that he has been from “hell to heaven” ,smiled proudly as he stood next to the people that he now calls his parents.
Tindyebwa Agaba was a child soldier when he was informally adopted by Emma and her boyfriend Greg wise in 2003. At that time, Tindyebwa was a young refugee fleeing genocide in Rwanda.
“He’s such a lovely, enchanting boy so I said, ‘Come and spend Christmas with us’. And he came for half the day. Slowly, he became a sort of permanent fixture,” Thompson said of their first meeting.
After learning to speak English in those few years, Tindyebwa received his GCSEs and A-Levels before going off to college at Exeter University. Tindyebwa studied politics at the University and hopes to be a lawyer one day.
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