Sponsor a Child & Change Two Lives
The differences between sponsored students and those who are not may seem small. But to the needy children, the difference is big. Having a sponsor means that a caring adult thinks you are wonderful. You are worthy of being appreciated and encouraged. There is power in knowing that you are loved. Having a sponsor may also mean some special gifts, cards, and a sense of security.
Poor parents, who cannot pay anything for their child’s education, may begin to feel uneasy about keeping a child at MSA without a sponsor. They may pull the child out of school and have them go to work.
When students write to their sponsors saying “I love you so much,” they are not being glib. They are truly grateful. You may be the only constant person in their lives–the only one who encourages them in their big dreams.
On the sponsor’s side, Francis of Assisi said it well: “For it is in giving that we receive.” One of our oldest sponsors proclaimed to her church, “I feel for the first time in my life, I’m making a real difference in a child’s life.”
Tahira is in Primary 2. She stays with her mother who is very poor. She’s a good student, clean and smart, good at netball and music. ($20/mo or $240/year)
Imraan is in Primary 2. He stays with his grandmother. Little is known about his parents. He is good at reading, football, and music. He is always clean and smart. ($20/mo or $240/year)
Aisha, P-5, stays with a very poor mother who sometimes sells tomatoes. She struggles to feed her children but wants Aisha to be in school. ($20/mo or $240/year)
David is in Primary-5 and was once sponsored. He stays with a helpless mother. He loves school. ($20/mo or $240/year)
Victoria is in S-2 (10th grade) and boarding at school even without sponsorship. A Mustard Seed student since she was young, she had a sponsor until 2017. Her mother cannot take care of the children she has, and her grandmother stays too far away to make staying with her an option. ($66/mo or $790/year)
Chrispus is one of the best students in S-2, but his home situation makes him very vulnerable. He is staying with an uncle in Lukaya; both parents are not around. ($35/mo or $420/year)
Shamirah is in S-2 and stays at Rapha’s House (boarding). She comes from a very needy family. Although the grandmother cares and tries, she has too many grandchildren to care for. ($66/mo or $790/year)
Shamira is a healthy girl from a big family that has been hard hit by HIV/AIDS. She is in S-2 and very much wants to complete secondary school. ($35/mo or $420/year)