Life in rural Ethiopia is hard enough. In addition to the daily challenges of survival, some of our children are burdened with health conditions, and appropriate healthcare is neither readily accessible nor affordable.
Abi Sisay is a 12-year-old boy who lives with his mom and three siblings. Abi suffers from a painful eye condition that is unfortunately degenerative. On a recent visit to an eye specialist he was told that he needs special glasses as well as follow up visits with the eye specialist every two months.
We are thankful to report that in addition to the life-sustaining support he receives from his monthly sponsors, Abi has received a donation to purchase new glasses to help address his condition.
Thanks to his new glasses, Abi is ready to start the school year. When he is older he would like to become a doctor so that he can help others in the same way he has been helped.
Students at BCI Academy recently marked the end of the school year with a Parents’ Day celebration. Our kindergarten graduates wore caps and gowns and shared poems expressing their feelings about BCI. They enjoyed performing a song for their parents and showed excitement at their achievement.
Principal Mulugeta gave a speech to the crowd highlighting the accomplishments of the students. He also recognized exemplary teachers and parents.
It takes cooperation from the parents, students, and staff, as well as support from our sponsorship family to help the students progress and fulfill their potential. Parents’ Day was a special time for all to celebrate the outcome of their hard work.
Congratulations to all of our students as they move on to the next chapter of their education!
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver
Parents’ Day Celebration at BCI Academy
Hello all! Blessing the Children has finally made it to WordPress. We are excited to start posting and keeping you all updated on what’s happening with teams, sponsorships, and the school.
Miriam (our Ethiopian Director of Teams) is back in the States for a few weeks on a much deserved holiday, and is being replaced by Sheila and her daughter (our wonderful Canadian friends). It has been a busy summer with:
A big thanks to everyone who has made this summer such a success so far! We currently have a team of nine poeple in Ethiopia until early August, then things will start slowing down.
More updates later.
Signing off, Melissa