New Term!! Time To Sponsor A Child Says People Against Poverty
A new term means a new shirt, a new skirt or trousers, new shoes.. Oh and fractious 'negotiations' with your kids about wearing the aforementioned new uniform! But our trials and tribulations of dealing with the school traffic is a world away from the life of children in Romania and Nepal, who's daily challenges are linked with being able to buy clothing at all. People Against Poverty's Jenny James has this appeal to make.
(PICTURES: PEOPLE AGAINST POVERTY'S VAL HUXLEY)
As 2012 marches ever forward, so we reach another September which means many of you will be busy buying stationary and uniforms, getting your children ready to start a new school year. Some of you may know or have children who are just starting school, leaving Primary for Secondary or maybe even beginning Higher Education. This is a time to reflect (and maybe even shed a tear) about how quickly they grow up as they get ever closer to achieving their dreams.
We tend to take for granted that our children have access to free, good quality, education up until the age of 16. Even after that University is not an unachievable dream for most your people. The children that we work with in Romania, Haiti and Nepal aren't so lucky and are unable to access education at any age, either because they can't afford the school fees, or they are unable to buy the uniforms, books and tools that are needed.
This really is where Child Sponsorship
can change lives. Take young Roshan in Nepal for example, when his child sponsorship began it enabled him to attend school where he worked hard and achieved good grades. This enabled him to win a scholarship to further education and now he will be attending college to study Aeronautical engineering. After this he dreams of going to USA to train to become a pilot, and having gotten this far we don't doubt that he will fulfil his dream!
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