This are Veronika, Angela and Mary Abeit. Veronika and Mary have been in Amecet, many years ago. When they came into Amecet, they were very sick and very weak. Through the treatment, food and love they survived and after a while re-settled back with their relatives in the village. We have been visiting them, to see if they were all right. We helped them go to school. In the village the school is free, but there are extra costs, like a uniform, school books, pencils etc. Some years ago we got a small fund for further study costs. There was a sweet old lady in the Netherlands, who passed away and left her inheritance towards this cause. we call the fund: Aunti Suus fund. We use this money to give a chance for the children, who have been in Amecet, to go to secondary school or to do a course. It is a big blessing!!
Veronika and Mary are 20 years old, but were still in Primary school. because of sickness, they started very late, but now it is not going well, they feel awkward, because they are so old and feel ashamed to go back to school (they both didn't pass). We sat together and we offered them go for life skill course. They talked with their relatives and now they go to learn to be a tailor! Today they came to Soroti and they will be for one year in boarding school, learning to sew. Angela, is the girl in the middle. She is around 15, but never went to school, she is at home, looking after her younger brothers and sisters (some are HIV+). there is an old grandma, but Angela is doing all the work at home. We talked with the family and they organised themselves to give Angela the chance to go for this course. There is a fourth girl, Damali, who was also in Amecet before, she also will join the tailoring course. It will give them a chance to earn a living and they are happy for the opportunity given!
Elias was very busy today, last week he visited them all in the village to talk about the details, but today he had to go to buy their boxes, and jerrycan and other things. After this he was going to bring them to the school, they were a bit scared, but they can give each other support and we are still nearby. We are so grateful for this fund, it gives the youth an opportunity they would not get otherwise!