Passing Exams with Flying Colors
This week starts the last week of school for the children in Twashuka. Since the break in December, the children and teachers have been hard at work and we’ve seen some great improvements. All our 7th graders that you were praying for in October passed their exams with flying colors. They’ve been placed in government high schools nearby. Charles says:
"As a fellow teacher and school manager, I would love to extend a hand of appreciation to all our teachers for a well done job. It is not always easy to prepare these children for an exam. More importantly I would love to thank God for his grace on us and all our sponsors who sacrifice their at times hard earnings on this noble cause."
We are thrilled to see these children stepping into this new phase of life to further their education. But it's not all easy. Unlike our school in Twashuka, the education is not free and to continue in secondary schools, the children also need uniforms, shoes and many books.
"My heart bleeds to see the children I have invested so much time in just drop out of school, even after making it to grade 8, simply because they have no uniform, books or shoes." - Charles Mwila
We are working tirelessly to pave the path for these children, but it is difficult. Please be praying for these seven children and that God would provide the means for them to further their education.
Below are two of the young ladies (both 16) who have recently graduated and started secondary school. I wanted to take a moment and share their situation with you!
Christabel (on the left) has been living with her grandmother since her parents died years ago. Her grandmother is very poor, but volunteers at our school to cook for the feeding program. Christabel is passionate about learning, but they are struggling with the funds to pay for secondary school.
Martha (on the right) lives in Twashuka with both her parents. Though they are alive and try to care for her, they are addicted to alcohol and they make most of their money through gambling.
Both girls have been going to our school in Twashuka for years and we're so proud of what they've accomplished. But they need your help! If you would consider sponsoring one of them and helping them pay for secondary school, it would mean the world to them!