Your gifts give opportunities to children from poor homes
Learning for life – Romania Gift code R2
Imagine this. Your mum can neither read nor write. Your dad you see only occasionally. Neither appreciates the importance of education. And when you are at home you are expected to look after your older sister’s children.
That’s the situation facing 12-year-old Dani. It’s only through your support for Blythswood’s afterschool programme that he receives the encouragement he needs to persevere at school.
“Dani’s attendance is very good,” says Carmen Popa who teaches at Talita Kum, in Jimbolia, western Romania. “He’s been with us four years and has now joined TK2, the programme for junior secondary pupils.
“He does okay at school but still needs the extra tuition we can give. He prefers maths to Romanian. Once he grasps an idea he insists on working independently and finishes all his homework.
“He enjoys everything the programme has to offer – food, games, activities. He loves acrobatics and is always trying to improve his front and back flips. “In February he joined us on a skiing trip. It was his second time. His skiing is improving nicely and it gives him so much confidence. Without your support for Talita Kum, children like Dani would never get this opportunity.”
Photo above: Dani has learnt to work independently and finish his homework
Photo above: Your support for Talita Kum gives children like Dani opportunities they otherwise would never get