Monday, November 25, 2013

Letters from Africa!

Today I received two letters from handsome boys in Africa!

First up, is Karanja's letters. Karanja is 14 years old and is from Kenya. He had a lot of information to share with me, especially about his family and his school.


Dear Kayla, 

How are you? I hope you are fine. As for me, I am fine and doing well. 

I have received your letters and I am happy to hear you are fine. As for my siblings, they are doing well. I have two nephews and seven nieces. 

I am now in grade seven. My school has sixteen classrooms. We do put on a school uniform; white shirts, gray shorts, and maroon sweaters. We do not have a library in our school. We do have sports teams. I am on the volleyball team. We do not have computers in our school but the government promised to implement them soon. We all sit together in our classroom. Children in our country start to attend school at the age of four. At my level, in primary school, children graduate at the age of fourteen. 

Thanks a lot for the support you give me. God bless you and always pray for me, like I pray for you. 

Your Faithful Friend,


The next letter is from Kwizera. He is 9 years old and lives in Rwanda. He wrote this letter on the "What I Like Best Template". With Compassion, kids write on template letters until they are 9. The next letter I get should be on stationary for the middle ages, typically 9-12, or something like that. I guess we'll see in a few months! 

On the back of the letter, the paragraph long message was written by Kwizera's mother. I love that his family members get involved. 


What I Like Best

1. The class I like best in school is: English

2. The teacher I like best at school is Jeremie because he teaches me English. 

3. The place I like best to visit it: Uganda

4. What I like best to do with my family is: Wash Utensils 

5. What I like best to do with my friend is: Play Football

6. The game I like best is: Football

7. The chore I like best is: Sweep Cleaning the House

8. What I like best about the project is: Their gifts and they care for me

Dear Kayla, 

I first of all greet you for your letters. I and my family are doing well, except my father who suffers from pain in the chest. We'd like you to keep praying for us. I have 3 sisters. We have finished exams and I'll be in Primary 4 next year. 


1 comment:

  1. What fun letters!!! I love all the details that Karanja shared in his letter…it's neat that he's an uncle! And how interesting to learn about school in Kenya. Kwizera's letter was sweet too…I hope that one day he will be able to visit Uganda! I also found it interesting that his favorite thing to do with his family is to wash utensils.