As you might imagine, most of our sponsors are adults, but we do have a few kids like Terefe, who are sponsored by amazing groups of children with very big hearts.
Last fall the junior church classes at New Hope Community Church in Potsdam, NY decided that they would like to sponsor a child. They knew they would have to work hard to come up with the $38 a month needed for sponsorship, but they were eager to take on the challenge! They made a commitment and began sweeping floors, washing walls, doing dishes and chasing cows to earn their $38 a month.
The kids were so excited when they found out they were sponsoring an 11 year old boy who loved soccer! Terefe is one of eight children. He lives with his mother, siblings and grandmother. He’s a very bright kid who loves languages and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.
The New Hope kids were very excited to learn that our team was going to visit Terefe. They wrote letters and sent photos. They signed and decorated a new soccer ball to send along to the Center of H.O.P.E. where Terefe attends six days a week.
Sponsorship affords Terefe the opportunity to stay in school by providing him with all the school supplies he needs plus after school homework help and summer tutoring. He also receives a hot meal at the Center of H.O.P.E. six days a week, as well as hygiene training and medical care.
We have 78 waiting children who are also eager to be sponsored and receive the kind of help Terefe is getting. You can view them all at pwesponsorship.org. Become a child sponsor today!