Zina is now 12 and appreciates the time and space to focus on her homework. She said, “If I didn’t do the lessons here, I wouldn't do them at home. At home I feed the cow, the horse, and I take care of the goats.”
“Last year I coped well with the fourth grade exams. I still find maths and history hard, but that doesn't discourage me, I want to carry on. I like finding out new things so that when someone asks me, I can help them.”
mbition is clearly outlined in her personality now. Zina haven’t made her mind up on what she wants to be when she grows up, but she is full of new desires and new skills. She has lots of options now for the future.
Through the child sponsorship program, Zina’s family has also received clothing, shoes, firewood in winter, and furniture.
“Instead of furniture, all they had was some rough planks. They have been given mattresses, a wardrobe, and desk for Zina’s lessons,” said Sergiu, MWB staff member in the village they live in. “Zina isn’t missing school supplies and a schoolbag anymore.”
“Zina’s progress is noticeable,” said Cristina, one of the teachers at her school. “Now she’s always prepared for lessons and she has always the right school supplies with her.”
“Zina enjoys everything she receives at the centre, the warm meal, homework help, healthy values, love. She is never in a hurry to go home. She stays on the playground until all the children are gone and then she goes home, too,” Valentina said.
The future is in every child – and through our sponsorship program, MWB is supporting vulnerable children to stay in school, and develop their skills and talents to help ensure that that future is a bright one.
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