Preparations for Christmas are a special time for the students of our Foyer.
Just a few years ago, such Christmas gatherings, combined with the dressing of Christmas trees, would have been out of the question. Christmas time, hitherto filled with anxiety about the new year, today only reminds the schoolgirls of all the GOOD you have given them and that they have friends in Poland who keep their fingers crossed for them every day.
Today, the girls have the courage to dream of a stable job, the financial security of their own families, and paying for ongoing medical care.
The entire Foyer sends you warm smiles for December, expressing its immense gratitude for all your support. Thank you for every day of vocational education you donated!
Another Christmas story will be told in Joal, where we are currently implementing a project in a competition we won from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled: “Levelling the playing field – improving the quality of education and modernising female vocational schools in Joal and Dakar”. It enables us to improve school infrastructure and provide the necessary amount of training to create an environment for young women to learn effectively.
In this important time of sharing, don’t forget that every little bit of your help in supporting our charges helps make their biggest dreams come true. If you have not yet invited one of our pupils to your Christmas table, we strongly encourage you to do so.
Rachi grew up in Burkina Faso without her mum and dad. She stayed with her extended family, for whom she was a crutch. She had no education, no friends, no ability to dream. At the vocational school for girls in Dakar, she has been given new opportunities to build her future. By inviting Rachi to your Christmas table, you are helping her to flourish at the only such school for girls and young women.