Back to school
All over Liberia, students are getting ready to head back to school next week. Copybooks and bookbags are being bought, uniforms are being made, and the children are excitedly looking forward to starting the new school year.
Unfortunately, for some, this time of year can be one of stress and extreme financial burden. Along with school supplies, new uniforms, and shoes, there is also the expense of registration and school fees. Many parents and guardians often have difficulty getting the money to pay for all these things.
For the children living in our core orphanages, these expenses are thankfully covered by our Child Sponsorship Program. Both Orphan Relief and Rescue and the children we serve are so grateful to each of you that have signed up to sponsor a child. We also run a Scholarship Program that pays for the educational expenses of high school students. A few weeks ago, we posted a blog entry letting you know that we still had three boys without a scholarship for the upcoming school year.
Today, we are happy to report that each of those boys now has someone to pay for their scholarships! They are thrilled to be able to continue their educations and work towards achieving the goals they have set for their futures. You have made this possible through your generous giving. Thank you.