She needs YOU, to be her Hero!
Organized by: Tim Whelan- President, EFAFI
Hi, my name is Chrisjane, and I am an 11 year old girl, hehehe, well almost 11. My favorite colour is pink and I am quick to smile when given the chance, although a bit shy. My favorite game is badminton and I love going to school.
I have always wanted to go to school. Not everyone here gets to go, most children are too poor. There are many things I want to do, but most of all I want to learn to be a teacher. I want to help other children like me.
My mother left me when I was 5 years old. My father started using drugs and alcohol and then abandoned me by the time I was the age of 6. To dream has been hard. I have cried almost every night for so long that it seems like it has been forever.
Now, I live with my grandmother in a single dark room in a Philippine slum. She is poor and uneducated like my parents and her parents before her. She wants the best for me and has always encouraged me to go to school, but sometimes there is no money to send me.
To earn money, grandma and I wash clothes by hand in a small tub outside our front door for some of our neighbors. We never have enough money to buy enough food or the other things we need, but we never give up.
Last year my grandma heard about an organization, EFAFI International. They help children from poor families go to school. She went and talked to them and asked for help, so that I could go to school and learn too.
I was so excited the first time they gave me my school supplies and uniforms. I cried in front of everybody. I didn’t know people cared. I didn’t know that there are caring people like you, who would care about a little girl like me.
Now, I can go to school every day and I am among the top students in my class. I always work hard, and no matter how hard it might be at times, “I won’t give up” on my dream to be a teacher.
With your donations I can succeed at school and prepare for what lies ahead in my life, Will you help me? Will you be my Hero?
With your donation, no matter the amount, you will be a child’s Hero. With your donation, no matter the amount, you will be a child’s Hero.
Your donation will keep a child safe; provide them with a caseworker to oversee their growth, provide them with food and ther necessities and the activities that every child needs. Plus your donation will provide the needed resources they need to succeed in school.
100% of every donation goes directly into social programs and program support that will impact a child.
Children, like Chrisjane, that live in poverty become the real victims of abuse. They are the targets of gangs and of every degrading predator imaginable. They are forced into sex slavery and exploitation, child labor and child trafficking to name a few, and as a result suffer unimaginable abuses. Your donations will help us to break the poverty cycle that imprisons them, allowing us to free and protect these very vulnerable children.
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