A Letter from Veronika, a Faith Works Student

veronikaMy name is Veronika.  I am 14 years old.  I am the second born in our family.  I am doing grade seven at True Gospel Community School (an Alliance for Children Everywhere Faith Works School). I live in the capitol city of Zambia, Lusaka with my mother’s elder sister.  We stay in a three room house.  My real mother died eight years ago and my real father died two years after that.  In our family we were three – two boys and one girl.  Both of my brothers died and I remain alone. 

After the death of my parents, I started to stay with my mother’s elder sister.  In 2003, I started grade three.  I continued until grade 5.  Then I stopped going to school just because of lack of money.  I stayed home a few months and I started again at True Gospel Community School where it is free.

The time when I reached grade 6 is when my grandmother died.  My ambition is to be a doctor.  When I become a doctor, I want to be taking care of my relatives if they are sick and even people in another place.

I really thank the teachers from the school I go to.  They are serious about their work.  Before, I didn’t know anything, but they even encouraged me about my future.dONATE

     Twenty-five dollars will sponsor a child, like Veronica, in a Faith Works School.