March 14, 2008
Today was the children in TEN’s school sponsorship program got their report cards. I am pleased to announce that they all passed their class, and several of them placed first in their age group! It was so exciting to see them lined up, patiently waiting for the teacher to call their name, and then getting their final grades. There were some other parents present, who were applauding for their children, and I was priveleged to applaud and photograph our sponsored children’s moments.
It’s amazing to think that just one year ago, these children had never been to school before, had never been outside the red light district really. Their development in just one year is remarkable; they have friends from other communities, they take care of their belongings, they can focus on a given task for more than 15 minutes, and you can literally see their self-confidence rising each day. I only wish that their real mothers and their school sponsors could have been there to watch them receive their final report cards! If you are interested in sponsoring a child from the red light district or from a high risk community, we are enrolling another group of children this year into private school and WE NEED SPONSORS! Email Alicia if you’re interested and want more information.