Growth is a wonderful thing to happen in a charity when it means that more children are being educated.
One of the challenges of growth is keeping in touch with all the children's sponsors as well as doing everything else that needs to happen for them to get their educational support and other help they sometimes need, and to also work along side our government partners with whom we have to do everything in accordance to their requirements. Staff too are busy and it takes them quite a while to get all their thorough end of year reporting done, to type up school results and to translate the children's letters.
There are now many wonderful sponsors for the children and the end of the academic year is the time we like to get information out to them. The holiday period for the children here is very short and now it is no longer long enough for us to communicate with everyone before school starts again.
Graeme will share sponsor communication with our Australian and New Zealand sponsors. This is wonderful as it is very hard to write to everyone at the end of the school year in the small gap of time we have between doing end of year home visits and assessments and term 1 payments and home visits.
As we have grown considerably and are helping more children with each year this means that with the two of us on sponsor communication we will be able to be in touch with all our sponsors over June, July, August and September each year. I am most grateful he has made this time available to help with this important part of our work and is very happy to help.
I am happy to say Graeme will also help with putting together short newsletters with links every three months to help keep each of you up to date with some of our work and events.
These are two important new steps as we want to keep in touch more with our sponsors as they are precious, as they make it possible for the children to have an education.