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Today as I opened my mail ,I was rather dismayed to receive from Plan International Charity a letter telling me that my sponsorship for this girl Hulgavva has now come to an end. I was informed that she was no longer in need of my sponsorship as her education needs were fulfilled and she had left school and was now married. A child bride I guess??? I was rather saddened to hear this, but at the same time I feel that at least she had the opportunity to have received some form of education , not just writing and reading but education in welfare, contraception , health and above all education in being independant.
Although she is still not able to read and write I regularly received hand drawn pictures from her. I certainly hope that some of this education will have made a small difference in her life.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
My friendship with Hulgavva opened my eyes to the poverty and dearth that these children endure. It is an experience that is unforgettable. I wish Hulgavva well for the future and pray that she has a safe and healthy life ahead.
My journey with Hulgavva has made me even more adamant that I should continue my sponsorship .I have again requested Plan International that they renew my sponsorship with a another needy child ,only stipulation being that she is female.Now you may ask why the partiality? Well female children are not regarded in the same light as male children.Where there is a shortage of funds, it is the male children that are chosen to be educated, females are often seen as a burden.I strongly feel that whatever small help I can offer in making a difference in a female childs life, it is definately worth the trouble and money well spent.
“I am only ONE , but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can…