Even though her father is not always present, Remonda’s family provides strong support. Her mother says, “Before the COVID situation, the teachers were teaching the kids so much and [they were] learning so many lessons. I and her father and her grandparents want Remonda to continue in school.” The support from her family to continue her education is not taken lightly in a region where child labor and household responsibilities are often the norm so that the family can survive.
During her time at the center, Remonda’s reading and writing abilities have grown immensely. She told ICC, “the Hope House Center classes are very useful for me. Now I can read and write English. I love the English language. I dream of being a doctor.” Remonda looks forward to the opening of Hope House again. In the meantime, she spends her time helping others saying, “I play with my friends and teach my sister how to read and write.”
ICC will be highlighting one child from our sponsorship program over the next several weeks, some of whom are still available to sponsor. To learn more about ICC’s Hope House or sponsor a child like Remonda, visit this page.
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