If you have wondered about visiting your sponsored child, or would like to discover the country your sponsored child lives in, we can very happily arrange for you to meet your sponsored child, visit their school, and see how your sponsorship is helping. One of our sponsors, Joy, recently did just that. She explains the experience better than we could:
“I was fortunate to visit Ethiopia through a school link but during the trip I wanted to meet the child we sponsor as a family. We had already sent small gifts and letters to Fikerselam but it was nothing compared with meeting her! It was such a privilege to fly to Gondar and visit her family and be taken to her house. I was able to meet the lady who looks after her (her parents are no longer alive) and share a meal of injera and maize with them. We quickly became friends and this experience was one I will treasure.
Meeting Fikerselam has strengthened the link we have with her through the Link Ethiopia sponsorship scheme and given me a greater understanding of her situation. I know this will be a relationship that will last for many years to come. It is not until you visit, that you see how far your sponsorship money will go to enhance the life of a family such as Fikerselam’s. Thank you to Link Ethiopia for arranging for me to meet ‘our’ Ethiopian family.”