**Impact Zambia update: 11 team members! 9 days to go! Join the Imapct!
We are just completing end of year break. It was one month. Some would think that with school being out, things would be easier here...a little slower. We've found this to be the opposite. I've found myself over the last month consistently concerned about our Lifesong children while on "holiday."I have seen some in the streets, at the market...and they look different. They look tired, hungry, and more dirty than usual.Clement, a 14 year old with major hearing impairment, had malaria and was hospitalized over the break. (2nd to the left in the white t-shirt)
Richard, a young man who lives with his older sister (yet she's been gone for a month), has been able to work on the farm to help him buy food during this "holiday" break.
During this break, one of our brightest students showed up at our home after being beaten by his step-father. He now lives on campus with our foster family and is learning what it is like to be in a good family.If there were no Lifesong...Many children wouldn't eat. Some children would die from malaria and other diseases because of no medical care. Children would remain in abusive and neglectful environments.During this break, I was able to see what their life would be like if they were not given the opportunity to go to school. It means more than education...for some, it means life.So grateful I get to be a part of making a difference...and for those of you partnering with us, you can rest assured you are joining us in making a difference too.