Sunday, December 28, 2014

An easy online way to support CEF is to use 'Amazon Smile' for shopping

IF you do any shopping with Amazon, please use this link and order through Amazon Smile as CEF receives 0.5%  of every sale. Just use the link below and it will take you to the 'Children's Education Foundation' Amazon Smile page.

Thank you as this helps make a difference! It all adds up! If you share this information it will add up even more.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Some more CEF girls have been sponsored this holiday season

We at CEF are thrilled that five girls have sponsors this holiday season. This makes us very happy ~ not just personally, but happy for the families and children sponsored. This will ensure these girls are in school, are safe, and can complete their education. 

Her father has poor health and can do domestic chores only. Mum works in a factory and also makes shoes when home. Their home leaks and they struggle to make ends meet let alone afford an education for their two children. We are most grateful that their daughter now has a sponsor which will relieve some of the financial stress for her mother. 

 Her father has seasonal building work. Mum has very poor health and sells lottery tickets when she feels strong enough. Educational support for this daughter will help relieve some of their financial stress. 

Her mother rarely comes home as she is a full time housekeeper far from their home trying to earn enough to feed and educate her children. As her children get older her income can no longer cover all the costs. Dad does the domestic chores and looks after the children.  They are relieved to have educational help for their daughter.

Her father died and mum works the rice farm. Her mother grows enough rice to feed the family and sometimes enough to sell to buy other food they need, The eldest children do what they can to contribute, but she needs educational support for her youngest daughter for her to be able to complete her education. We are thrilled this is now possible due to her new sponsor. 

This very intelligent young lady is orphaned. She lives with her grandparents and unfortunately granddad is terminally ill. Their costs have escalated recently and her education is no longer affordable for them. We are pleased she now has a sponsor to support her to complete her education.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Difficulties don't depress this CEF student as she has a positive attitude - Guest blog by Kim Chi

Difficulties don't depress this CEF student......
She was born into, and grew up in a very poor family. Her mother abandoned her when she was very young. Her father continued to care for her, but he died when she was in grade 7. She then became an 'orphan'. At that time, her cousin who is quite old and hadn't married, moved to live with her and to care for her. 

 With her aunt
She thought she would have no choice but to stop her education when she completed high school. However, against all odds, she was very clear and determined that she wanted to continue onto university although she know that it would be very hard to make this dream possible.

She became a university student with great eagerness, plus a lot of worrying. To afford her living expenses while at university she works really hard. After classes she works in a small local restaurant from 5 to 10 pm in order to receive dinner plus a small salary. She was very delighted when she received her first salary although it was not a large one. 

With CEF's help with her education costs, her income from her hard work, and with a little support from her aunt, she is now living her dream of being a university student and is now in the first term of her second year of university.  

During compulsory military service

Although she has been faced with a hard life, and now faces a challenging student life, there is always a beautiful smile on her sweet and innocent face. She derives pleasure from her part time job and the family she works with are like a second family to her while she studies and works far away from home. We wish that she can continue to experience such joy and such a positive attitude while living a challenging life.

With her work 'family'
Blog by: Kim Chi