I have just returned from Chikumbuso after being away for a year. It was so wonderful to be amongst the students at the school and to see how much they have grown physically and blossomed socially.
I arrived on Easter celebration day and was read a letter written by some of our students thanking me for what has been done in their lives.
I thought I should rather share it with you as faithful donors to our school.
Dear Mama Linda (that is what they call me),
We are firstly passing our greetings to you and we hope all is well.
We would love to thank you for making it posible for us to be in school. We are grateful for this opportunity because not everyone in the community has this chance of being educated. We promise not to let you down but be more industrious in our education.
School is going very well and we are all trying our best to go for studies after classes. One thing we promise you is that failure will never be our protion because everyone is doing their best in studies.
In conclusion, we are thanking you once more for everything you are doing for everyone of us. We promise never to fail you. May God abundantly bless you.
The school is growing, kids are being fed, grades are being conquered, and thankfulness abounds.
Please continue to support our classrooms for as we grow so do our costs. Together, as a community, we can do this.
Holiday breaks at Chikumbuso seem so short lived for the teachers and staff but not so for the students. To the students Chikumbuso center is their "home away from home". It is their safe shelter where they do not have to worry about water, what to eat, or strangers in their path. Next week the school doors open to over 350 students in grades 1-6. Each one of these students is excited to be back, and has a dream for the year to come and their future.
Since 2005 our school has been educating the children of Ng'ombe, feeding them and helping out in their homes. We want to thank you for your support and ask you to help us give them the best year ever in 2014. So many of our students still need the books and supplies we take for granted here in the U.S.; many children in our compound are kicked out of school for lack of a pen or pencil. Help us make sure that they are prepared and have all they need to be successful.
School is just around the corner!
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