Girls on the GET UP retreat
Recently our high school girls had their annual retreat. For three days the girls left their school and family obligations behind, headed off an adventure away from home, and spent time learning, sharing, and laughing together. For these girls who have had few opportunities to just relax and have some fun, this event is a highlight of the year! We received touching notes of thanks from many of them and below are excerpts from just a few. On behalf of all the girls, thank you for your support which makes this nurturing event possible!
Hi, I am Hellen from St. Barnabas Girls School in Form 2 [10th grade]. I hereby want to thank Global Interfaith Partnership for supporting us by organizing for us the August retreat. We are working hard towards our goals in order to get a better future and become future leaders. I wish you well in your daily lives. Hellen
The programme has enabled me to be where I am now, since I used to admire the other girls in colleges when I was in high school, and this made me work hard to be like them. I am now happy since I am joining university soon. The same way the other girls in high school are learning from me and therefore this is motivation for them. I believe that the guidance we get from the facilitators is of high value to us and we live to be focused in our endeavors. Thanks for GET UP and God bless you since we are being prepared to be all round citizens in future. We appreciate you. Maureen
Hello, I am Helida, a student and beneficiary of Global Interfaith Partnership. I am grateful to you for having helped me through my high school studies til now that I am about to join a university for further studies. I am happy for you having arranged the GET UP. It has helped in bringing the girls together. It makes them share their problems and as usual the problems shared are half way solved. Many girls get to know how to deal with challenges in their adolescent stage and cope with them.
We also get encouraged by the people who have made it in life. The project also strengthens the relationship among the girls as thy get to know each other better. It also makes the ladies believe in themselves and how that nothing in life is impossible. I love all the teachings in GET UP as all are encouraging.
Continue with the heart of helping the ladies through GET UP and all girls will improve in their studies due to the new things they learn. In everything that I will always do, I will live to remember GET UP for the concern they have shown to help me.