Here is his letter to our founder, Joe Troyen:
Good morning Joe!
To be very sincere, we are faced with many challenges ranging from lack of facilities like laptops or desktops. Our orphaned girls cannot get an access to quality formal education, food, health facilities, guidance and counselling support. Many of their parents were crushed by the killer disease HIV / AIDS leaving the girls helpless.
Penpal Schools is counted on as a big blessing, in that our orphaned students will have a chance to chat and share different ideas with friends from different parts of the world, something I believe will have a heart felt impact and boost to our efforts of training them to embrace the sense of belonging and acceptance. This programme will also help them ease off the tense feeling of rejection and pinch of poverty related ills.
I appreciate every effort you are making to ensure that we are together.
Mfangano Girls Empowerment Academy, Kenya
Mr. Sungu’s letter reminds us about the importance of forming international connections not only for learning, but for feeling a sense of belonging as a valued and empowered member of our global community. Do you have a story to share? Please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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