Thank you letters from Piggs Peak Central arrive

Thank you letters from Piggs Peak Central arrive

Last week we were very pleased to receive a package containing letters of thanks from each of the students we are supporting at Peak Central High School. In reading through them a person could not help but be touched by the heartfelt expressions of appreciation and the blessings they convey to the people of Hampton. Many of the children we are helping are in extremely desperate situations. A letter from Nozipho Dlamini tells us her family doesn’t have the money to buy either candles to study by at night or soap to wash her uniform. Her mother would “ask to wash for neighbouring homes with working parents so that we could wash our own clothes using soap remains.”

 

More often than not these children are orphans who were required to leave school and go to work to support the family when their parents died. But now, through the generosity of the people of Hampton, they have been given the opportunity to return to school. And so, through their letters, we hear of renewed hopes to become nurses, doctors, teachers, and accountants. Without our assistance these dreams would have been crushed under the weight of poverty and family obligations. It is gratifying to hear so many of the children promise to work hard to get good marks so we, their sponsors, will be proud of them. A letter from Nontokozo Matsebula is a good representation of the common themes expressed in many of the letters.

 

 “I would like to thank you for your help you gave to me as I have been struggling for a long time. I write this letter with a heart full of joy. I am a girl of 19 years old. I am doing Form 3 (grade 10) with your help... My father passed away five years ago and he left behind six kids including me. After his death we were forced to drop out from school as my mom does not work anywhere because she is a sick person... But with the help I am receiving from you I am still learning, that is why I want to thank you. You sent your money to us here in Swaziland especially to our school and that helps a lot. Most of us come from very poor families like me. But because of your help we are happy because we are going to school like others. Although I come from that type of family I am looking forward to achieving my goals and I hope I will end up being a good person.”

 

“I thank you so much, you play a good and important role in my life. Therefore may the good Lord bless you and give you long life. Thank you!”

 

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

 

Thank you letters from Piggs Peak Central arrive