CHRISTLIGHT SCHOOL | NIGERIA
Christlight holds a special place in our hearts, as it was our first overseas outreach. The partnership was forged with Pastors Wole & Azuka Gbogboade of Christ Family Worship Center to provide impoverished children an opportunity to go to school with the goal of ending generational cycles of poverty. At Christlight, Heart Cry established its first ever sponsorship program linking compassionate individuals to children in need. Sponsorship funds are used for the child's tuition, books, uniform, and lunch.
AN6 | Gabriel Isaiah
Twelve year old Gabriel lives with several siblings and his mother, who is jobless. His father is deceased. Gabriel really misses him and considered him his role model. The mother has a difficult time providing for the family and life is very hard for them. Gabriel is in Grade 9 at Christlight, where his favorite subject is math, which is very beneficial since the boy desires to become an electrical engineer when he graduates. The headmistress says that Gabriel is a very bright young man with much potential.
AN10 | Precious Chukwu
Precious is always smiling and singing in spite of a difficult life. There are many people in her family and money is short. Precious prays that God will make her dream of becoming a banker come true. She is seven years old and in Grade 2
AN12 | Goodness Chukwu
Goodness is eleven years old and in Grade 7. Since she lives with a large family, she is used to many chores and hard work, yet she still makes time to do well in school. She is the Class Captain and the headmistress describes her as "brilliant, lively, and promising." Goodness loves to read, especially Psalm 23 from the Bible, because it talks so much about God's protection.
AN13 | Olalekan Fabiyi
Lekan was new to Christlight in September 2015. He is twelve years old and in Grade 8. Laken's father earns a meager income and his mother does not work, as she has physical challenges. This sharp young man is very intuitive and he loves the color yellow because it is bright and beautiful.
AN15 | Bright Oruh
Thirteen year old Bright is in Grade 9 and thankful for the opportunity to attend school. He admires Uncle Taiwo, a teacher at Christlight who is valued by Bright because he is kind and teaches with understanding. Bright's mother is deceased and his father earns a paltry living working as a laundryman. The boy enjoys playing football (soccer) and he is a goal keeper for his team.
AN16 | Adewunmi Adegbite
Adewunmi's family is extremely poor. She is one of five siblings who lives with her mother, father, and grandmother. Although her father works as a plumber, he does not earn enough money to meet the needs of the family. Adewunmi, who is sixteen years old, is very bright and levelheaded. She is in Grade 11 and leads the school in devotions each morning. This young lady has a beautiful voice and would one day like to be a professional gospel singer.
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