High School

I”m really excited to report that 3 of the teens who participated in the Mentoring program this year have gotten into high school! 

Andrei is the first in his family to go to high school.  He wanted to study mechanic, but did not get into that program.  He got into the electronics program.  Andrei is really excited about going to high school.  He has gone to take placement exams and his mother has visited the school.  Andrei has a sponsor who will cover his transport to school each day, books, uniform and lunch.  Before the mentoring program and MBK and his sponsor, Andrei had no hope to go to high school.  He is at High School number 3.

Silvia, too, is the first in her family to go to high school.  She is the 8th child of the family and education was not a priority in her family.  She openly defied her parents and refused to skip school to sell cheese. Silvia knows how important education is and nothing was going to stop her.  Her older sister works in Italy and saw how difficult life was without education and she told Silvia that if she got into to high school she would help with the cost. So Silvia, after a late start and repeating grades,  finished the 8th grade. She is 16 and is starting the 9th grade.   She got into the economics program at  High School number 2 in the city center.   Silvia still needs a sponsor to help supplement the money sent by her sister.

Anca’s sister went to high school and now lives in Spain. Her family works hard and they have some money to help her go to school. Anca got into High School number 2 and will be studying languages: Romanian, English and Latin.  She is excited.   She too needs a sponsor to help her go to school without being a financial burden on the family.

Lavinia has a place in High School number 3.  We are waiting to see if she can go back to school.  It is her prayer to go back.  With all the problem her mother is giving her, it is doubtful her mother will help  her financially to go back to school.  She is 17 and just starting high school. She will need a sponsor.

Alina Gabriela decided she didn’t want to go back to school after taking a year off.  She hasn’t told me exactly why she doesn’t want to go, just that she doesn’t.

Please pray for each one of these teens as they begin their studies.  Pray that they will all have sponsors.  Pray that I am able to rent an apartment in my building for the girls to stay so that they have less of a commute and a good place to study.  Pray that these village kids adapt well in the city schools without falling into negative peer pressure. Praise the Lord for all these teens have accomplished!

3 Responses

  1. PTL!!! Very impressive! What a ministry you have been given. THank you for giving of yourself. Shoot me a personal e-mail as to what a sponser entails.
    Love you,
    Kim

  2. I think you need to post to your blog about what the sponsorship/monetary needs are. I’m sure if you let us know more specifics, many of us would like to help. So there you go…your next blog post. 🙂

  3. Praising the Lord with you, Melissa, about these teens going to high school! Thank you for allowing God to use you to make a huge difference in their lives!

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