AGAPE KIDS HAPPILY BACK IN SCHOOL
Dear AGAPE friends,
We are delighted to keep you informed of the outcome of your donation to the AGAPE Center through GlobalGiving. We appreciate your kind gestures, your donations and the opportunity you give us by making it possible for us to sharing our projects through GlobalGiving.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude, because thanks to goodhearted individuals like you, we recently succeeded in sending 15 street and under privilegedchildren back to school this 2014 -2015 academic year. We were also able to provide them with their school and sport uniforms, books, textbooks and other school supplies. Some parents were able to contribute with the 15% school fees of their children, as we requested them, while other still have difficulties in paying that amount of money. Nevertheless, all the kids are now happily back to school and are studying like any other child of their age and grade.
Your donation is also helping us to sort out individual cases of sicknesses and cases such the two followings:
Your support made it possible for us to send Alexandre and Giovany, two young boys to school this academic year. They never had the chance to be enrolled in the educational system before due to lack of finance and the pleasure of street life. They used to beg on the streets of Douala.We were able, thanks to your support, to raise their feeding money on a daily bases.
Alexandre, 13 years old boy, the second child in a family of 6 siblings, lost his mother in 2005, at the age of 9 as a result of poison. He was later on separated from his brothers and sisters and now lives with his father who has little or no concern for him. He finally ended up as a school dropout for quite a long time. Your donation has facilitated his transition off the streets and back to school this academic year. Though it was initially difficult for Mboko Alexandre to be enrolled in school, now he is happy and he is able to go to school each day to study, just as his classmates do.
Your support has also given a chance to help Giovany to see the four corners of a classroom. He is a little boy of 10year old who can neither read nor write. He comes from a family of 4 children and lives in a building under construction with his elder brother who is 16 years old and has no money to feed or cloth himself. Giovany knows nothing about the whereabouts of his father but has a mother who has not gotten enough money to house him or fund his school fees and school furnitures. This prompted him to wonder the streets of Bonapriso Douala, begging money to fund his feeding. Begging became a normal routine for him before he became part of AGAPE kids in August 2014 and your donations have permitted him to stay far from the dangers of the streets by going to school with the aim of becoming a better person tomorrow. Giovany continued to find himself more often at the street in the beginning as he was making real money, but he is becoming more and more interested in school as days goes by and his performance are likewise encouraging. He made it in General Knowledge with a grade of 14 over 20.
Giovanni happy coming back from school
Lionel, Happy to be back at school