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March Student of the Month: Janet

Rising Village has two groups of people we serve in the communities where we work in Ghana: orphaned children and single mothers. These are the most vulnerable of the village population. The students we work with do not live in orphanages, but with relatives who have taken them in after the death of or abandonment by a parent. Child trafficking is a serious problem in Ghana, and many of these children are at risk of ending up in the hands of these traffickers. We provide school fees and supplemental food to help caregivers see the children as a blessing instead of a burden.

Meet Janet! She is in sixth grade at the Methodist Primary School in Ankaase. Her favorite subjects in school are Information Computer Technology and Twi, her native language. Although she does not have much access to computers she greatly enjoys the time she gets to spend on them. Janet enjoys playing volleyball and says that listening to music makes her happy. She is quiet and a bit shy, but when she smiles it lights up the whole room!

Janet lives in a small village called Nantan with her aunt, grandmother and four other children. She walks about 30 minutes one way to school each day, but donors provided a bike for her in February, and she is busy learning to ride it to make her commute quicker and easier.

We are so very grateful for her sponsors who provide funds for Janet’s school fees and supplemental food, as well as encouragement through letters and photos. Most importantly, her sponsors are providing Janet with the opportunity to get a complete education which is huge for a young girl from a rural village.

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