Because of your support during the 2017 #ISTandForGirls campaign, you have provided over 100 girls with access to an education! And now thanks to everyone who sponsored a girl in 2018, a total of 200 girls will be in school starting in february of 2019!
You have provided them with uniforms, backpacks, school supplies, matriculation fees, and transportation, which has made it possible for these girls to study! When girls get an education, they have less of a chance of early pregnancy and catching HIV, and more of a chance of fulfilling employment, economic stability, and healthy families.
This is Mayita! She's 7 years old and LOVES learning! She likes to go to school because she gets to learn how to "count" and "write". Her favorite subject is Portuguese. When she grows up she wants to be a doctor or a professor. Yay Mayita!
Gilda is 6-years-old and is in the first grade! She also loves learning to write and count. When she grows up, she dreams of becoming a nurse so that she can help people in her community.
Pércia is 8-years-old and is in the third grade. Her younger sister, Ética is 6-years-old and in the first grade. These two sisters are always together and they LOVE school. They are two of the most active girls in Kurandza's holistic education program, too. Little Ética's favorite subject is math and she wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Kim is 8-years-old and is in the 2nd grade! Her favorite subject is Portuguese. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Esperança is 8-years-old and is in the second grade. She likes school because she likes to be able to learn. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up and her favorite subject is math.
Esmenia is 13-years-old and is in the 6th grade. Her younger sister, Maria, is 11-years-old and is in the 5th grade. Esmenia's favorite subjects are math and art because for the first time in her life, she has a ruler set and compass so she can participate fully in all of the activities. She wants to be a police officer when she grows up. These two sisters are orphans and live with their grandmother. Because of your support, these girls are able to have the same opportunity to study as other more priveliged children do.
Lahliwe is 7-years-old and is in the first grade. Two of her older siblings passed away when they were babies, so the family named this one "Lahliwe" meaning "she was burried" anticipating that she would pass way like her siblings did. But she didn't-- and she's one of the most energetic, happy little girls in our program! She loves to laugh and play with the other kids at school.
Because of your support, over 100 girls like the ones you just read about were given school scholarships in 2018, and there will be a total of 200 girls in school for our next academic year starting in February of 2019!
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