I am very pleased to announce the Chikumbuso Projects's Off-Site Safe Haven has been opened! Yay!This past Friday afternoon with much singing, dancing, laughter and tears, three girls were 'brought home' to live in the Safe Haven.We have taken in three girls for the time being. Girls that have been with Chikumbuso for several years now and one who is receiving a scholarship for Secondary School.
The girl in secondary school is Tiyankenji. On Friday, the ladies took very special care in praying for Tiyankenji - they each remembered her mother and their promises to care for Tiyankenji when she died. They spoke to her about how her grandmother had placed her in 'our hands' to see to her education and how now it is up to her to receive this blessing and grab hold of God's blessing and not let anything get in her way. There were many tears as each of the ladies shared their bits of advice and love.Patricia is a single orphan, 15, and in Grade 4. When she first came to Chikumbuso two years ago,at age 13, she barely knew how to read. With the help she's been receiving she is reading but will definitely need the additional help that being in this program will provide.Nyangu is 15 and in Grade 5. Nyangu struggles and has been kept out of school to watch babies and go find money for the family to eat. This safehaven is a real life line to Nyangu giving her a hope for the future and the ability to stay in school and focus on her studies.
Your donations providing for Secondary Education keeps girls just like these three on track and hoping for something more out of life. Thank you so much for making this difference.
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