Sponsor an Education for an Orphan like Irene
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
In October of 2014, I attended a meet and greet with Dinah, our Uganda program coordinator. She was in town visiting the US for the first time and came to the BAAS office to tell us all about the programs in Uganda. Being an adoptive parent myself of two beautiful and perfect girls from China, I was interested in hearing about Uganda and meeting Dinah, but wasn't sure what to expect. Dinah began showing some photos of the children and explaining the programs we help sponsor, including providing breakfast for the children of Good Samaritan school.
Their little faces popped out of the screen and her words helped bring them to life. Once the children graduate from this school, many of them do not have the means to continue their education. She showed a photo of one such girl, Irene, and something about her photo just called out to me. Her smile is electric and her eyes are full of hope. I knew right away I wanted to sponsor her continuing education. I told Deena right away that I felt a connection with Irene and took off the little gold heart necklace I wear and gave it to Deena to bring to Irene.
Sponsor an Orphan’s Education
Just like that, I was involved in helping a single child and it feels wonderful to do what I can to help make the world a better place. We now send $80 three times per year so that she can continue her education. Without this support, she would not be able to do so. For the small amount of $240 tuition for the entire school year, the possibilities for her future increase infinitely because she will have an education.
My daughters and I enjoy sending her letters and photos and receiving the same in return. Irene is incredibly sweet and couldn't be more thankful. She is a joy to sponsor and we feel lucky to be involved in such a wonderful program. We feel a broader connection to the world around us–now not only with China but also with Africa and Uganda, specifically. You too can sponsor an orphan’s education. My girls are learning the value of sharing and caring for others and I find unending joy in leading them along the path of compassion. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"