Sharing laboratory equipment
It is hard to believe that it is already the end of September. In some shops here there is evidence of preparation for Christmas. Alas, this is prompting me to contact various members of my family who have young kids to ask for suggestions for presents for these folk.
The end of the year is, of course, exam time for some of the young women you support. For them, the best Christmas present will be the completion of their high school education, if they are at that stage. For the rest, there is no better present than the certainty that you are there to help them continue their studies until they complete high school. This year we have 8 girls poised to write the final high school exams. They have reached this milestone in their life’s journey and are potentially on the threshold of a new bright future. This is all thanks to your generous donations, of course.
A recent conversation with one of the school principals reminded me of how far-reaching your support for the young women really is. The teacher told me that the effect of your donations reaches further than the individual girls who are direct beneficiaries. This is how she put it:
Our school has 4 girls receiving support from Educare Fund. In my opinion, this support reaches further than the individual girls. Having their fees paid improves the school’s cash flow and thus the overall running of the school. This means we are in a better position to give all the students a better chance of success. When these students succeed, it's not only the families and communities that benefit but the country as a whole. Educare Fund donors are doing a fantastic job changing lives in this country. Let them know we appreciate what they are doing.
This teacher’s words reinforce what we at Educare Fund know and believe. You may well have heard such thoughts voiced before, but they are no less true and significant now. I hope they make you realise just how awesome what you are doing is.
Thank you so much.