they are all different
they make us laugh
they make us cry
they humble us
they inspire us
but something about this one just says it all?
I know that it is hard when we are all so busy and our Volunteers send out the requests....
"It is that time again, please send photos/letter for you girls...."
I know we ask for donations for the Gifts the girls will receive in your name when we visit.......
I hope that this beautiful letter can go some way to explaining just how much these things mean to our girls......
...and why we work so hard, with your help, to build these precious connections.
"I’m going to go to school soon. My school is Guangxi Medical University.
I dreamed of being a doctor, and this dream is going to come true.
I guess you must be happy with me, don’t you?
How did you spend your summer holiday this year? Did you have a good time? Because I had to spend time on selecting and applying for college issues, I did not go to Guangdong for work in this holiday. Instead, I helped my relatives to do farm work, feeding silkworm, and planting grain. Although it was very tired to do farm work, I was very happy. One thing I did not like is: I got suntanned .
I heard that some people like baby silkworms. And I like them too. If you come here at the right time, I can show you those baby silkworms, and there are stories about silkworms.
A few days ago, I took out all the gifts and letters I got from you. They brought me lots of joyful memory. I still remember the excitement and touch as I got them. My first gift is a quilt with cotton wadding. It warms my body, and my heart. There are clothes. I love them so much. One of them, I wore it too often and it was going to worn-out. I keep it as a souvenir now. There are also dolls and toys. I never got a toy before. But what I like most is your photos. You let me know where those photos taken. Those buildings and scenery are so beautiful. I think if one day I have chance to go aboard, I must go to the British. I will take them with me when I go to school. I want them to accompany me during my college life.
My subject will be 7-year clinical medicine.
How I wish I can be an outstanding doctor, and make great contribution in medical field.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you and know everything of you. My mum is happy to know about you too.
All my family wish you happy and healthy forever. "
This beautiful girl could have continued to work in the fields, which is an honourable occupation, if that is what she wanted to do!
But in her fields, she dreamed of being a doctor and making a difference.
Thanks to her sponsor, and the Guangxi Girls Education Programme her dreams are coming true...and in such a beautiful way.
We can't wait to see her face later this year, when her sponsor will make a surprise visit :-)
Watch this space!