Greetings to all Ngoma Aid Foundation donors and well wishers. We are grateful for all the support you continue to extend to us.
It has been all good here at NAF right from the time of our last report todate. We had an enjoyable festive season and the girls are back to school now.
Josephine our very oldest beneficiary scored 12 points in the recently released High school results and she should be joing University come August 2011. We are happy to have brought her this far and as one of our oldest beneficiary, she continues to be a role model and a good example to the rest of the younger girls.
Lispar has since left the home to be with her surviving relatives on the advice of one of our neighbours. This was certainly a bad move given that we are the only family she has always known since she was about three years of age. (she is about 18ywears now). her late mother abandoned her at that tender age and we ensured that she had family from there on. We are putting in effort to have her back to the house given that tough times await her if she looses focus.
Hannifa is now in senior three. she remains a focused and well behaved girl. Jane and Elizabeth pased their 2010 Primary Leaving Examinations and are now in senior one.
Krishna, Natasha and Gladys have since changed school to a relatively better and more established school. The three girls were made to repeat class, ie they could not advance to the next class because the new school is of higher standard compared to their previous one.
Shamimu has not yet enrolled for her certificate course yet but it is in our best interest that we give her a skill before she moves into the world like we have always emphasized. Hopefull, she could join in the next intake.
We are happy to report that we have managed to maintain our bills in check. Our maid's health is also stable and all the girls are in good health too.
We have also managed to acquire a new internet modem after the first one failed to work. We however are in need of a laptop, new or used because the one i am writing this report on sometimes fails to open because certain files are damaged or missing. I had to wait for two hours for it to respond.
We have also made progress and acquired a new Barclays Bank account. We had earlier on moved to a smaller bank hoping to cut transaction costs but the smaller bank could not effectively handle international transactions. The new account charges are about $3 a month which is still okey for us compared with our previous bankers.
We continue to take care of Ezrah who has been ourr beneficiary for a long time. He is currently in senior three. We do hope to bring in more vulnerable young girls especially if the funds allow. I will be posting the latest pictures prefereably in their new school uniforms etc...hopefully soon given that we do not have a camera of our own.
It is my prayer that we all have a blessed 2011. I kindly request for your continued support.