These children eat their only meal of the day, free at school. The boys are reading their first letters, ever! They carried their letters around for weeks, touched by the interest a group of middle schoolers from America had taken in them. The children were given the opportunity to write a letter back, and were so excited, they refused to eat their lunch, their one meal, until their letters were finished.
Children in Liberia have very few possessions, having seen a kite for the first time at school, these children found old VCR tape and plastic bags at a trash site and made their own!
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Children are so hungry for knowledge, they often spend their recess learning to read in their library, the small 8 x 10 library that is frequented by teachers from all over the country. These children find healing and power in singing their stories.
Below are excerpts from a story written by a young lady we sponsor.
Fumba the Lucky Refugees by Kerbeh Fayiah.
Once there was a boy who live in Monrovia with his parents. One morning there was a loud gun sound no one knew what was happening. From that day all of the children stop going to school. Fumba's Father called his family in the house and said war has come to Liberia. Mrs. Jagba said what are we going to do? Mr. Jagba said I will look at the free port for a ship that will be leaving to any safe country.
Why look at the free port one night some bad soldier enter their house and put them out of their own house and take away their food and money they have for the next day. Early the next morning Fumba Father left his house and went at the Free port for a ship that was leaving that day. When they reach at the port they sat for a long time before the ship came. They get in to it and they saw some of their neighbor and ask them. Where are you going? They say we are going to Nigeria. And what about you? They say we are going where this ship is going. One week later Fumba enter the refuges school. Every morning his mother could carry him on the road to wait for the school bus. At the end of the year he took first place in his class."
My name is Kerbeh Fayiah. I am eighteen years of age. I live in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia. I in the seven grade. I love singing and my favorite color is blue.
Thankfulness by Sali Gayflor, grade 3, All God's Children Sinkor School, Monrovia, Liberia
The word thankfulness is to appreciate our good God or someone has done for you. We can be thankful to God for keeping us alive and providing our daily needs.
We can also be thankful to others such as our parents by appreciating the care that they provide for us daily and also to our teachers for the knowledge that they are providing us.
In short thankfulness is to be grateful and appreciate the goodness of God toward you and that of others.
Dear NaturDerm, Inc. I pray for you, Let God is bless you. Give you long life. I pray that God bless you and your family. I am very happy for the things you sent for me! I really want to see you one day in my home in Liberia. Thanks. God Bless you. My name is Moses Tamba, I am in the second grade. I am 8 year old and have 2 brothers. My chores are to wash dishes and draw water. I live 1 mile from school and my favorite subject is Bible. I want to fly plane when I grow up. I love football and my favorite food is watergreens.