Friday, January 2, 2009

Sponsor Child Update

One of the best things we got for Christmas at Chez Padre was an update from World Vision about our sponsor child, Nkiwane Thandolwenkosi. We've been WV sponsors for over two years now, and it's a great organization to work with. I heard World Vision CEO Dave Toysen speak at a graduation at Wycliffe College some years ago, and his call to be productively outraged at global poverty still rings in my ears.

Nkiwane leaves in Zimbabwe, and is part of the Inkosikazsi Development Program. I haven't been able to learn much about this program, but a WV press release from 2002 reported that WV Zimbabwe was feeding over 100,000 people in four such districts at the time. imbabwe is experiencing terrible political and economic unrest. Judging from the WV mailing, some good is being done at the local level.

Here is Nkiwane:

His health is good, and he attends Grade One at Siganda Primary. His favourite subject is maths and his school performance is good. At home he helps by running chores, and he enjoys playing with toys. His best friend is named Freedom. His favourite day of the year is Christmas, and he wants to be a teacher one day. Recently his family participated in a cattle vaccination.

If you are considering doing something positive this year, consider sponsoring a child with World Vision.

1 comment:

Snickering Corpses said...

I've been sponsoring for a few years through Partners International's Sponsor-a-Child program. Which reminds me, I need to call them and decide how I'm going to allocate a remaining balance, as my last SAC child just graduated.

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