In April, our 35 children and young people would have been prohibited from sitting their examinations, without your help.
If they didn't do the exams, they couldn't progress to the next class without repeating the last.This would have been a great humiliation and frustration to the youngsters who have already experienced so much heartbreak and hardship.
SBV strives to pay the whole cost of the children's education and usually manages to make it. Sad to say, we failed to reach our goal this year, due to the passing of two of our staunchest donors, and increased rents reducing the income from our chicken farm.
We are delighted to announce that all of the children will be able to continue their studies due to timely and generous gifts from Esperantists and members of the Sapphire Coast Anglican Parish in Australia.
The children are holding up personal messages of thanks- next time we must get them fatter crayons or something, but you get the message anyway - THANKYOU!!!
Alexis, Alphonse the whole SBV team
Thanks to Freya Vos, Penny Vos, Roger Hill, Hazel Green, Dawn Hollins, Joan Williams, Carol Bartlett, Bruce Crisp, Robyn Paingakulam, Shanne Fanning and Matthew Fanning.