Sponsor a Child & Change Two Lives
The differences between sponsored students and those who are not may seem small. But to the needy children, the difference is big. Having a sponsor means that a caring adult thinks you are wonderful. You are worthy of being appreciated and encouraged. There is power in knowing that you are loved. Having a sponsor may also mean some special gifts, cards, and a sense of security. Sponsors are encouraged to write to their students at least twice a year. Representatives of RPU can deliver them and bring back replies along with photos and reports. Suggestions for writing can be found by clicking here.
Poor parents, who cannot pay anything for their child’s education, may begin to feel uneasy about keeping a child at MSA without a sponsor. They may pull the child out of school and have them go to work.
When students write to their sponsors saying “I love you so much,” they are not being glib. They are truly grateful. You may be the only constant person in their lives–the only one who encourages them in their big dreams.
On the sponsor’s side, Francis of Assisi said it well: “For it is in giving that we receive.” One of our oldest sponsors proclaimed to her church, “I feel for the first time in my life, I’m making a real difference in a child’s life.”
Victoria is in second grade (P-2). She stays with a poor grandmother. She likes to draw and is a good student. ($40/mo or $480/year)
Shirat is in fourth grade (P-4). She comes from a large family. Her father doesn’t have steady work and her mother is unemployed. She is artistic and writes well. ($40/mo or $480/year)
Sharon lives with a grandmother, as her parents are unable to provide for her. ($40/mo or $480/year)
Twaliha is in Primary-2 (second grade). His parents separated, and he stays with his mother’s friend. ($40/mo or $480/year)
Geofrey is among the best students in S-1. He was staying with his grandmother until last month when she died. He loves football (soccer) and is good with computer skills. ($70/mo or $840/year)
Fatumah is in Senior 1 (freshman) and is a good student. She loves netball. Her mother tries to provide for her family by working at night. Fatumah needs to be boarding. ($70/mo or $840/year)
Mary is a total orphan. She stays with an aunt who has many other children. She is artistic and a very good student in S-1. She loves her teachers at Mustard Seed. ($70/mo or $840/year)
Peter is a bright, well-disciplined boy in S-2. He likes helping others, has a strong interest in ICT skills, and is good at volleyball. He stays with his father; their mother left them. He very much wants to complete secondary school. ($70/mo or $840/year)