Sarah’s blog 17/12/21
The exam results were published yesterday for the young people who have just finished primary school. The results were very good. Most of the sponsored young people passed and will be starting secondary school on 3rd January. There are young people who passed their exams who aren’t sponsored, so their education is over unless they can be matched with sponsors. It’s heartbreaking to see a list of children who have passed but cannot access secondary school purely because of their backgrounds, because they live in poverty. Every child should be supported by adults to be the best they can be. I hope we can match some more of these young people with sponsors to continue changing lives.
The fact that sponsored children have passed these exams is amazing. It shows how much they value education. All have missed school due to having to earn money to try to buy food. All do not eat properly every day, most went days without food until being sponsored. How can you concentrate when hungry? When you only have rags to wear and feel shame? SPONSORSHIP IS CHANGING LIVES IN MALAWI. SPONSORSHIP IS GIVING THE GIFT OF EDUCATION AND IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU WILL EVER DO FOR A YOUNG PERSON.
For the three sponsored girls who sadly did not pass their primary school leavers exams this time, their sponsors have been contacted and have kindly agreed to continue supporting them to resit their last year at primary school. The fact that they have the extra support, a monthly food parcel as well as the feeding programme and stationery for school, will hopefully mean they have what they need to get to secondary school next year.
I’ll do another post when I know which secondary school each young person is going to. Thank you to the sponsors for their support. These young people are lucky to have a team supporting them….we couldn’t do it without you. Together we are Changing Lives Malawi. Thanks for reading, Sarah x