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What's new at the FSP? Two FSP students step toward future opportunity!
Since its beginning in 2000, Kasumisou Foundation has provided educational assistance for the children in the Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for their Kids and ( a part of our AIDS Patient Family Support Program).In a nation where educational access is uneven at best, few children finish high school. One of our most important goals for all of our programs, has been to keep kids in school, to help them to break the cycle of inherited poverty.
Education is a long slow road. Progress may be uneven and sometimes the progress is so slow as to be nearly invisible. But sometimes , something wonderful happens. We have two kids who have just completed high school and wait, now as I write this report, for their national High School examination results, the last hurdle to cross in order to qualify to enter college! Both of these kids have been with our AIDS Patient Family Support program for 10 years or more. And both are now taking a step away from inherited poverty and a big step toward future opportunity.
Inflation continues to creep up in Phnom Penh, with increases in rents and food costs. We have had to increase food allowances significantly, with increases ranging from 10% to 25% depending upon the household and the need. As children grow up, so do their appetites , this combines with inflation and makes our food budget a moving target for us.
We are just starting the new school year with more thn 30 students. We are proud to say that 17 of our kids are high school students.
None of this would not be possible without your patient and loyal support. Without you, our many generous supporters, now scattered far and wide over the years, none of these kids would have had a home, enough to eat, access to medical and the opportunity to attend school and build a real future.
Our sincere thanks to you all for joining us in this effort. We hope that you feel as proud of the accomplishments of our kids as do we and that you will continue to join with us to help the kids in our AIDS Patient Family Support Program step forward into a brighter future.
Barbara and Mark Rosasco