Sponsorship Update | Changing Our Lives Through Changing Theirs

SCHOLARSHIPS ARRIVE IN VEA!

This weekend, while we in America were coming out of our Thanksgiving turkey stooper, watching football and spending time with our loved ones, young adults on the other side of the world were receiving their own blessings.

For 14 young adults, the Secondary School Sponsorship program, part of the Talata’s Child Sponsorship & One Community Missions Program, the sponsorship dollars they receive enable them to receive a secondary education. Without these funds, school after middle school would only be a dream.

Each year, together with the school headmaster for middle school and elementary school, as well as working closely with a committee from the community, the best and brightest are selected to receive a scholarship that pays their tuition and fees for the academic year. The parents, relatives, and student contribute by paying their boarding expenses (secondary school in Ghana is boarding). Through this, we are creating a partnership and proving a leg-up, rather than just a hand-out.

This year, the president of Ghana passed a new bill, making secondary school FREE to all starting Secondary School this fall (2017) in Ghana. This is very big and exciting news! As result of this, we are continuing to fulfill the scholarships to those who received them over the past three years and we are now supporting those entering in 2017 who need assistance with transportation costs to get to/from the boarding school. We will also begin to explore support for the post-secondary school students, for programs like NURSING!

This program is only available to the children of Vea, as result of our Child Sponsorship Program! We thank you for your ongoing support of this program, and for giving these children a fighting chance.

(Headmaster Matthew distributing the scholarship to a local family)

 

Will you join me in being a part of this important effort in Ghana? Will you consider making such a sacrifice? A sacrifice of $40 each month, ensures children of Vea have food in their belly, immunization shots, school books, supplies as well as school uniforms and Secondary school scholarships. We cannot do it alone. It takes a village. It takes You… To sponsor, go to http://weareonecommunity.com/give/Half-way down the page, you will see child sponsorship section. Complete the form and you will be assigned a child that is waiting for a sponsor. You will receive information on your child within the next week. #Bethechange #onecommunity#differencemaker #rllf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghana Update | Changing Our Lives Through Changing Theirs

FABRIC ARRIVES IN VEA!

Today, while many students and children in America, go to school not giving much of a worry about what clothes they will wear, or if they have clothes to wear to school, this is not the case in Vea, Ghana. School uniforms are a requirement to attend school. Yet for many children, their families do not have the funds necessary to have uniforms made. Today, in Vea, this happened: Children were measured for their school uniforms.

This program is only available to the children of Vea, as result of our Child Sponsorship Program! We thank you for your ongoing support of this program, and for giving these children a fighting chance.

Over the next several days, the children we measured and the village seamstresses put to work, making these much-needed uniforms. The uniqueness of this project is not only are the children receiving needed uniforms, but the village seamstresses are receiving much-needed employment as we are paying them fare wages to sew the uniforms.

The lives of the children, as well as the lives of the men and women of Vea are being changed because of the kindness and generosity of strangers, who they have never met, like yourself, who sacrifice that one dinner out a month, or one stop at Starbucks each week, just so they can be part of making a difference in the lives of the children of Vea. Will you join me? Will you consider making such a sacrifice? A sacrifice of $40 each month, ensures children of Vea have food in their belly, immunization shots, school books and supplies as well as school uniforms. We cannot do it alone. It takes a village. It takes You… To sponsor, go to Talataschild.org

Look for the child that speaks to your heart.  #Bethechange #onecommunity#differencemaker #rllf