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School Sponsorship Updates

16 Nov 2007, by elance programmer in Uncategorized

We have begun collecting the first letters from the sponsored children to their sponsors. The older girls from the Topsia slum area are able to write their own letters, with a little help from us, and talk about their family and school. They are very keen on learning business skills, as many of them want to find jobs in the coming years. The younger ones are not yet able to write, so they draw pictures and we write for them what they want to tell their sponsors. Most of them talk about their favorite subjects in school, what they want to be when they grow up (a lot of English teachers), and what they like to eat. All of the children are anxious to receive letters and photographs from their sponsors.

It has been a true blessing being able to see the development of these children. Just last January, they were unruly and had never been to a formal school. Now, they are able to sit and concentrate on a task for at least twenty minutes, formulate full IGP Girls sentences, and have done extremely well on their exams. One child placed first in his class for the Math exam! We are planning a field trip to reward them for the hard work.

Kidderpore Kids

I can personally say that sponsoring a child is a blessing. My girl is rather naughty, but she has started behaving now that she knows she has an “American Mommy” watching over her. She even gets a bit jealous when I give attention to other children, and wants to show that she can do everything the best!

We have nine more children in need of sponsorship, so if you are interested please contact us

2 COMMENTS
  • sarah Reply

    THanks to Becky for her attention to the school sponsorship program, and for helping to coordinate letters from the kids to their American sponsors!

    The Emancipation Network first launched this program in Feb. ’07, after a visit to the Apne Aap Kidderpore Center in January.  WE noticed that while some kids came to our project in the morning, they left early in school uniforms, while other school-age kids spent all day with us.  We asked the staff and learned that some of the children were sponsored for school, but Apne Aap could not afford to send all of them to school (the NGO serves 1500 women and children in India)

     Children born into brothels cannot attend local schools because of the terrible stigma attached to prostitution – thus the girls are often doomed to follow their mothers into trafficking and exploitation. 

    Emancipation Network sponsors currently send 20 Apne Aap kids to school.  Imagine the joy of these children, and their mothers, as they marched off to school for the first time!  Thanks to all our sponsors for making this ‘everyday miracle’ possible!

    Sarah Symons, Founder and Director of The Emancipation Network

  • Anonymous Reply

    I havea desire to help children and iam 20years,a teacher by profession and
    my aim is to see them suceed and be a benefit to the society.all am
    requesting is help and GOD will bless you abudantly.

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