Gerhard and Estelle Reuter in July 2017
We met the five children that CHILD is sponsoring to attend Queen Alex School. They have graduated top of their class in Slangspruit Primary School. This high school provides excellent opportunities to develop leadership skills and receive a good education. The new principle, Ms. Pillay, and the staff, set high standards. We spent about an hour with Mr. Sha, the vice principal, who explained how the school is run. Then Siyande, Sam, Asande, Lulama and Nosipho each told us in impeccable English about their school and programs. They were enthusiastic and thankful that they are allowed to get a good education, even though they grew up in a slum. Their hard work pays off and shows in their good marks, as they are all in the top 20 percent of their class. Carolyn keeps them on their toes, makes sure they are adjusting well, working hard and staying accountable to their sponsors.
We came away feeling that what CHILD is doing, in partnership with Ukulapha, to support education and supplement nutrition, is very worthwhile and making a big difference in the lives of the children and the families. If the children are well nourished, they can concentrate on learning and be successful in their studies.
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