As the third term of school finishes up In Zimbabwe, the weather is hot and the summer rains are falling erratically. The girls that are funded by ASAP and your generous donations are doing final exams before the summer holiday. This is the long school break that usually lasts for 6 weeks. This is when students go home to work in the fields so there will be food for the winter months.
So students in Zimbabwe will be excited when it comes time to return to school because they actually look forward to it. Yes, they have a much different attitude about returning to school each term than what you may find here in the western world. Returning to school means the fieldwork is over for them. Besides the learning aspects of school, these girls also enjoy the comradeship of their fellow students and the improved safety of the school environment. You see, there is a much lower chance of girls getting pregnant if they are in school.
All of us at ASAP Africa really appreciate all of your donations, large and small, to help these deserving girls stay in school. Please continue to give generously during this giving season.
Dear BeeHive Community,
http://www.facebook.com/apricotproject?sk=info Thank you again for donating to BeeHive School and continue to stay in touch. Your involvement has been very important in making BeeHive what it is today.On behalf of BeeHive School,Eva and Katy-- The BeeHive School Website: www.beehiveschool.comFind us on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/BeeHiveSchool Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4ilS1Gx1cPhone:+1 510-508-6804 (Eva Markiewicz) +1 510-520-8966 (Katy Harrison) Partners with ASAP Africahttp://www.asapafrica.org/US Postal Address: Beehive School Building Fund c/o Katy Harrison833 Sonia WayMountain View CA 94040 USAMalawi Postal Address:Beehive SchoolPO Box 831MzuzuMALAWI
When someone is taught a vocational skill, it can never be taken from them. It's a real world skill that they take with them whereever the may go. When the formal unemployment rate is 90%, any kind of skill can be the difference between survival and not. Whether it's sewing, carpentry, hairdressing, raising fowl or raising rabbits, that little bit of extra knowledge sets these girls apart from the rest.
Once we have raised the last $2100, ASAP plans to train a group of about 20 young girls. There is no shortage of requests. It's only the funds that are needed to implement the training program. Your support through Global Giving is now the primary source of support and is greatly appreciated so these enthusiastic girls can gain the skills needed to live productive lives and become self-supporting. Thank you again.
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