MEET SANGEETHA, 2017-2019
Meet our sponsor sister, Sangeetha.
Sangeetha is a 6-year-old girl that our family sponsors through World Vision. She lives in Eravur Pattu, Sri Lanka, not very far from India where our maternal grandparents were born and raised. It is amazing to know that she lives a life very much similar to the one our grandmother lived when she was the same age. Sangeetha’s life seemed simple and wanting to us at first, but her letters tell a story of happiness and daily pleasures not unlike those of our past 6-year-old selves. Her favorite classes are Tamil & Environmental Sciences and her favorite past time is playing on the swings. Getting to know Sangeetha has shown us that we are in fact much more similar than we are different.
We hope to help Sangeetha and her family meet some of their basic needs and help Sangeetha through primary and secondary schooling. We also hope to meet her oneday, in her home, in Sri Lanka.
GIVE A GIRL A BIKE, 2017-2019
Imagine if you could not go to school simply because you had no way of getting there safely. We can’t.
But for many girls in the world, the realities of distance and safety are key impediments to them going to school or working outside of their immediate homes and communities. Even if a girl could overcome the variety of cultural and financial obstacles precluding her from working or seeking education, sometimes she just has no way of getting there safely or even getting there at all.
Organizations like 88Bikes, Bicycles for Humanity and Qhubeka provide a simple and direct way of conquering the challenges of distance. A bike. Qhubeka, is an Nguni word that means “to progress“, “to move forward”.
Giving a girl a bike bestows upon her the gifts of independence and opportunity – it helps her move forward.
Giving a girl a bike can change her life and her community forever.
We commit to endowing 10 bikes per year to girls in need through the “88Bikes Sophea Project” & “Qhubeka”.