When we first met her, she had fallen behind her classmates at school.
In fact, not only couldn’t she read or write English, she couldn’t speak it either.
This was essentially down to a lack of support and encouragement at home.
You see, from a young age Sasha’s mother had been in and out of prison. Sasha and her younger sister were being taken care of by her grandparents.
And while the grandparents did their best, Sasha wasn’t getting enough support and motivation with her school work. Which meant she was gradually falling behind.
Now, Sasha's future is much brighter.
Sasha is now in Primary 4 and not only can she now read and write English, but she confidently speaks it too.
Her progress was helped with the ongoing assistance of her volunteer ‘Learning Friend’, Sze Shan.
She’s been helping Sasha for the past two years; providing her with vital education and encouragement on a regular basis.
Sze Shan has seen a huge amount of progress. When she first met Sasha, she hardly understood any English.
This was holding her back with all her English-taught subjects at school.
However with Sze Shan’s invaluable support, not only has Sasha’s English improved immensely,, but her confidence has grown too.
As Sze Shan says, “She was a lot more shy in the beginning. ... but now she’s starting to read more fluently… and she’s constantly gaining confidence in her reading”.
Sasha now goes to the library every Friday to continue her learning. And with her commitment, plus the support of her Learning Friend, she’s got a much brighter future.
We want to ensure that more children like Sasha get a fairer start in life.
A small donation of $30 provides 1 reading lesson and you can do this directly on this site, at our 'Donate' page. Thank you.