School Sponsorship Updates16 Nov 2007, by Uncategorized in
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 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.
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