Thank you to all the students who were involved with our first ever practice-a-thon at Motif!
We were so excited by the great response of students and families to set aside time to come and practice at Motif to raise awareness and funds for Compassion International. Motif students practiced a total of 17 hours and 15 minutes on October 22nd, 2011. Students raised $987.00 and were able to fully sponser a child for the full year (clothing, food, education) as well as purchase 1 cow, 2 goats, 5 chickens and 5 mosquito nets for various families in the some of the 26 countries the benefit through Compassion International. THANK you for your participation!
Meet Filimon Gebregiorgis
We would like to introduce you to Filimon, our school's new sponsored child. He is 8 years old and lives on the plains of Mekelle in Ethiopia, home to approximately 230,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, stone walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Tigre and the most commonly spoken language is Tigrigna.
The regional diet consists of maize, sorghum and wheat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, waterborne diseases and HIV/AIDS. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $24 per month. This community has water, electricity and telephone service but needs scholastic materials, income-generating activities and libraries.
Our sponsorship allows the staff of Mekelle Mekane Yesus Church Child Development Project to provide Filimon with Bible teaching, health screening, supplementary food, health and hygiene education, sports, hygiene supplies, tutoring, tuition, educational materials and skills training. The center staff will also provide hygiene education and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child.
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