Sunday, July 24, 2016

Collage and University in the near future .

I just received some update photos of some of our boy on the farm,  I can't get over how great they are looking .  Coming to the farm they are learning responsibility, they work hard, sleep well and eat well . But I think that the greatest thing in their lives is feeling that sense of belonging . good living habits that you can see are paying off just looking at them . 

They have all been receiving special care of different sorts as well .. Dr's, Dentists, optometrists,  and emotional support.  We have had to of our kids graduate and PASS their drivers test, and others successfully attend post secondary school. 

We have three of our kids that would like to go on to Collage and university .. like Nick ( photo above ) and Aizada (below) 

They have applied for support  and have been granted partial scholarships .  So we are looking to top those off .. The tuition for each is $500 and we can figure out living and travel expenses as we go, but right now we need to find three sponsors for $500 each . 

I say three, but really there are so many more that we would like to help as well, We get requests regularly from kids who are trying to get an education.  Here is one that I got a couple weeks ago .. I did not post it right away, I did check with Bekah and Nick to confirm he is telling us the truth. I thought you might be interested. 

"hello dear John! my name is Jeenbek and I am a friend of Nick. I heard a lot of good things about you from Nick. and the reason of my handling to you is that I really need help. As I know you are trying to find a donor for Nick and I would like to ask you if you could help me with finding a donor. for me the donor is needed only for one year and after a year I will work 3 months and I will be able to earn for my contract which is 500 dollars and money for my accommodation and nutrition.More details about me.I am 21 years old. I am a very talented student. for instance this year in entrance exams of AUCA I took 100 points out of 100 from mathematics. only 2 students could get 100 points from math among 2000 students and one of them is me. and from academic achievements I also get very good gpa, mine is 3.7. but I didn't try very hard to get 4.0 and next education year in case I find money for my education and accommodation I will study very hard and I think I will be able to get 4.0 gpa. To study very hard I need for this year about 1000 dollars for contract and accommodation and other money I will try to work in this season. In case I can't find money for my contract and accommodation I am afraid I won't be able to continue my study. so please help me this time and I will try to give you back all your money in 3 years."

While we are discussing tuition, Bekah is going into her final year of University, and her tuition is considerably more then these kids.  As a foreign student she does not qualify for the tuition assistance, and not studying in Canada she does not qualify for the grants and tuition assistance she could receive if she was studying in Canada .. This is always a stress as we go into the fall but God has always come through.  This year there was an added expense as she had to return to Canada for a medical procedure that we were advised by Dr's there NOT to do in Kyrgyzstan. So I guess we need to put Bekah on the list of students needing some support this fall.  Please let us know if you are able to help with any of these needs. 

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