Chalachew is a deaf child and due to this, his father wanted him join to the deaf school. There is no access to special needs education where the child is from and there is limited awareness about deafness. In addition to that, his family is in a difficult position to address his basic and educational material needs due to their poor economic status. The opening of Yesus Mena School for the deaf and the child’s enrollment in Holt’s sponsorship program helps him pursue his education. Chalachew is completely deaf, but other than that he is healthy. Chalachew lives with his parents in a family size of 8. He is the youngest and his older sister Fikirte is also deaf. He was born with hearing ability, but when he was 1 year old an ape slapped him while he was asleep outside the house. Even though his parents took him to the hospital at that time, he couldn’t recover.
FAQs About Sponsoring a Child
When you sponsor a child through Holt, your monthly gifts help provide everything a child needs to reach their potential in life — from food, shelter and education to the nurturing care of a devoted family or caregiver.
Over time, you may also build a relationship with your sponsored child by corresponding through our Holt Sponsor Center. Children may send letters or artwork to share about their lives and express their gratitude. Here are letters two children wrote for their sponsors in the U.S.
Thank you so much for your sponsorship! I’m in tears and get so emotional when I receive the funding from you. I’m so grateful that you picked me and have trust in me. You have been a true inspiration to me. I must keep on doing my best at school, and you will be my motivation when I face challenges. I will stay focused on my studies, and create my own bright future. I want to walk out of the mountain, and explore the world. Best wishes for you.
I am Lima is extremely excited that I was enrolled into Education Supporting Program of Holt. I always receive study materials and pocket money that I could be spend on my extra study fee. In my life, I have many purpose not only good job but I want to be a good daughter, good student and good citizen in society as well. I am thankful to Holt organization which supports me these materials especially, staffs, who ride the motor arrive village to provide materials and also interviews about health or study as so on. In the finally, I would like to share the future dream that I want to become a doctor or flight attendant.