Just about ten minutes after I emailed, I was assigned a new child. A beautiful princess from the Philippines.
Meet Lea Mae. She is 12 years old.
She is in 5th grade and is performing below average. I hope the letters that I write and my prayers for her can encourage her. As a teacher, I always long to see children succeed in school.
She lives with her father and mother. Her father is employed as a blacksmith and a famer and her mother is unemployed.
To help at home, Lea is in charge of washing clothes, making beds, running errands, cleaning, caring for animals, carrying water, child care, and teaching others.
She sure is a busy young lady! I wonder how she ever has time for her long list of hobbies and activities, which includes: group games, walking, running, reading, art/drawing, and ball games.
I was just sitting here minding my own business and I got an email from O.C saying that I had joined the group for project ET-329. I just sat there and stared at that email in absolute amazement. I don't know why I was so surprised, everytime I ask for a correspondent child, I get at least 2, haha.
So, without further ado, meet 14 Elias from Ethiopia:
Even though he's 14, he's only in 4th grade and he's performing below average with his grades. I hope that, just like Lea, I can encourage him to always try his best in school. If he's already doing his best, then I will love him just for him.
Elias lives with his father and mother. His father works as a laborer, doing construction. His mother is unemployed.
At home, his chores include running errands and cleaning.
For fun, Elias enjoys soccer and playing house.
Isn't it amazing how fast you can fall in love with a child by just seeing their picture?