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