After a weekend of doubts and stress and a somewhat sleepless night, Lydia has arrived at her home for much of the next two and a half years.
Funny how all the advice I have handed out to new university students when I was part of the world of work, has been useful in supporting her over the past few days but she is there and with your help she is now embarking on the next stage of realising her dream of helping those who will need her skills so much in the future.
I hope we will be able to follow her progress and continue to support her throughout her training and beyond. She has surmounted many problems in her young life and has a clear vision of what she hopes to do.
I can't imagine many 17 year old orphans managing to have her strength of purpose despite the anxiety she has had about this move away from friends and out of her comfort zone.
I will keep you posted and will unashamedly be looking for further financial support to pay for her next lot of fees in January.
Closer to home we have an appointment to open a bank account for DEO on Thursday afternoon and hope to provide details of this later this week.
Please share this site with your friends and help us to make a difference to extremely needy people who do not have any safety net for their precarious existence.
If you can organise a fundraising event event or sponsored something for us please let us know. Your donation could help bring water and a clinic to a Bush village, or provide sanitary protection to girls to enable them to continue at school. You could sponsor a child or young person's education or training.
Rest assured that however little you can give will be of benefit to people with so little.
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