“My name is Cerdan. I am 17 years old and live with my family in a tent where we look after our yaks. Last year, a brick wall fell on my father while he was working. My mother sold most of what we own to help heal my father. Since then, my father is unable to work. I have had to quit school as we cannot afford it and I need to help at home while my mother tries to find work.
My dream is to become a doctor or a nurse…
but I never talk to my parents about this because they would feel guilty because they cannot help me fulfill my dream. I would be eternally grateful for the opportunity to go back to school and study hard to be the best I can be and to then be able to give back to my family and my community.”
There are many other girls like Cerdan who have had to quit school for reasons similar to this. Education and a career is a distant dream. Her future is most likely herding yaks, marrying young and raising children. Sponsor a girl through vocation school where she will complete her education and gain skills and qualifications in a vocation which will bring her a self-sustainable and brighter future.
From $40 a month, you can give a young lady a future and help her dreams come true.
You will receive:
Your girl’s picture and story
An annual thank you letter from your sponsored girl;
An annual report on the program as a whole so you can see the difference you have made.
My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.