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More from exam time in Ghana, and about how often sponsors visit SOS Children's Village Bucharest
- Kiara, SOS Children, Ghana
I wrote a while back about some of my students who had their speaking exams. Here are a couple more of the topics covered from my notes at the time:
"The explanation of Quantum Physics was less intimidating than it may have been (because I had studied for it), but the speaker threw me a curve ball when he linked the theoretical conclusions of physicist to statements made in the Koran many years before the official scientific acceptance of the assertions made by Einstein and his fraternity of relative geniuses. This student also spoke about his topic in a whisper and I was practically climbing over the desk to hear what he had to say. It was, nonetheless, very interesting and impressive.
This conversation was followed by another stimulating talk that detailed the unique customs of the Maasai tribes of East Africa. In a revealing conversation about modernity, HIV/AIDS, and female oppression, my student from Tanzania described some of the antiquated practices that make the Maasai both challenging and remarkable members of his community."
- Oana, SOS Children, Romania
There are sponsors that visit the children and there are visitors that become sponsors after the visit. Since I came to SOS I’ve talked frequently with a lady from Denmark, who after a visit in our Village, fell “in love” with one of our children so she often sends us presents for him and other children in the Village.
I’ve never met this woman but we talk like we’ve known each other for years. I tell her about the children and what is happening in the Village, about our activities and events, she tells me about her family and her work. We are very close and the children always know who sent them the presents.
Sponsors sometimes come to visit their sponsored child. There are some who come to visit frequently. The children remember them and ask about them and they have a good and strong relationship.
Some of the sponsors are limiting the contact to a letter and a present once or twice a year, some only give the money and they are satisfied with the annual reports about the sponsored child. The ones that visit them also ask us about the children’s evolution and what they would want to get for Christmas or their birthday and things like this.