Sponsorship success expanded to Piggs Peak Central

Sponsorship success expanded to Piggs Peak Central

The people of Hampton should be proud to know we have another beneficiary of our financial contributions. We are following on the success of our sponsorship program at Fundukuwela High School by expanding it to include another high school in Piggs Peak – Piggs Peak Central High School. The Partnership is now paying school fees for 20 students at Peak Central in addition to 40 students at Fundukuwela. This is only made possible by the ongoing generosity of the people in Hampton and area who continue to make donations through our website, church collection plates, memorials, direct donations and fundraisers.

 

In John Lovett’s March newsletter we are reminded there is much more to do. “As much as we may focus on the future by providing funding for school fees and other opportunities in learning, the day to day assistance to children who barely have enough to eat consumes a large portion of my resources.  I am amazed at how well these children do at school when I see the conditions under which they live.  Peak Central High School received a generous donation from the town of Hampton in New Brunswick, Canada to assist impoverished children with their school fees.  The teachers and staff are most appreciative of this support and the students will be writing letters to thank the people of Hampton.  Yet even as the school fees are paid, there are those who have little or no food at home. Celiwi Matsebula is one of these students who will be receiving assistance from Hampton.  She came to my house in tears early last Sunday morning as she will be sent home from school this week unless she is able to get a uniform and can pay the school fees.  She is a double orphan; her father died a few years ago and her mother died this past January.  …She lives with (her) aunt in a tiny mud hut which she took me to see.  The roof leaks, the walls are crumbling, there is no running water and they cook what little food they have on an open fire outside…  She showed me her school report from last year and she earned an aggregate of 73% on all subjects with 88% in geography and 77% in English.”

 

“When we talked about her mother Celiwi found it difficult to hold back the tears...  It is heartbreaking to see how hard these children struggle under the most deplorable conditions and how strong they are in overcoming the challenges they face each day. I am pleased that Hampton is able to help Celiwi with her school fees and I promised her that somehow we would make sure she has a uniform by the end of the week.”

 

If you would like to support a child like Celiwi or learn more about the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership, visit our website at www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca or call Mark Bettle at 832-0003.

Sponsorship success expanded to Piggs Peak Central