Sep 10, 2018

New School Year, New Start

I am happy to be part of the FPVI family. From the Sunday sessions, I learn how to make beautiful sentences and my fellow students and tutor help me to become a good person.---Lucky, age 12

 

FPVI now has 10  high school students in its care. They are enrolled in the new school year (June 2018-March 2019) and have been provided with school supplies and necessities. They are now immersed in their respective school programs and extra-curricular activities.Two are members of the school band, some are actively involved in sports, one excelled in a radio broadcasting competition and three won medals in science and technology reporting, in editorial writing and in collaborative writing. The students in the program were selected on the basis of dire family and living circumstances. Not all of them have a record of high achievement but diligence and determination have allowed them to thrive and achieve the short-term goals they have set for themselves. First Term grades and teachers’ reports have been encouraging.  

While the basic needs and requirements of the children for the school days are met, what is equally important for the FPVI is the pastoral supervision in the absence of family structure and support. Sundays are devoted to supporting each other on school projects and homework, preparing and sharing meals together and monitoring the general well-being of each child. Parental abandonment has been deeply traumatic for some of the children and the friendships forged, and the guidance and care they receive on a sustained basis are as crucial as the meal and transportation allowances they get weekly. Self-confidence is slowly emerging in the children as evident in their homework, presentations, writings, poems, drawings, paintings and the way they conduct themselves.

Thank you for making all these possible.

 

 

Sunday is a day I look forward to each week. Sunday gives me happiness being with my friends at FPVI, working together on homework and projects, or just reading. FPVI is important to me. The Program helps me pursue my dreams and goals in life.---Jhonrey, age 13

 
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