A young man sells cakes on the street to pay for his studies and be an astronomer

Arthur dreams of being a renowned astronomer, and to achieve this, he sells cakes on the streets of Brazil, hoping to raise enough money to start his studies.

The young man comes from a humble family, he lives alone with his grandmother, and selling cupcakes is his only source of income.

“To infinity and beyond!”

A young man sells cakes on the street to pay for his studies and be an astronomer

Arthur fell in love with the stars at the age of seven and has since had it in mind to study them and see them up close; therefore, he built a telescope with recycled material.

In 2017 he won the gold medal in the Brazilian Astronomy and Astronomy Olympiad; that same year, he developed the Science from North to South project, teaching basic education children about the Moon’s characteristics.

He won’t rest until he reaches the stars

A young man sells cakes on the street to pay for his studies and be an astronomer

Artur wakes up every day at 5:00 am to bake the cakes he sells during the day. With the money raised, he hopes to buy a new telescope, invest in his studies in physics, and then complete a astronomy course to develop his skills.

But this is not all, his teachers opened an application in  VOAA, hoping that more good hearts will join his cause. Now we can only applaud Arthur’s effort and tenacity to achieve his dreams, as he has made it clear that limits do not exist.