We were thrilled to receive a handwritten letter from a student who has been part of our Informal settlement school subsidy program in Fiji. Mira* just graduated and wanted to say a big thank you to the Uniting Church for supporting her education.
Many of you gave a ‘Set for School’ gift card last Christmas, supporting students like Mira to get through school on an equal footing with her peers. It’s great to see the joy and impact it can make.
*Name changed. We have reproduced parts of Mira’s letter below to remove references to names and specific locations to protect her privacy.
Suva, Fiji / 7 Feb, 2019
The heads/members. Uniting Church, Australia
I am glad to write this letter of appreciation for the support of the Uniting Church towards my education life.
It was indeed a proud moment for my parents to see their daughter graduate out of high school with having much burden on their shoulders to educate me. Furthermore, this attainment of education also moulded me to contribute towards the works of the church by becoming a Sunday school teacher.
The Uniting Church did not step back from helping us and provided support through means of buying uniforms, bags and shoes for us which was a need of school life.
All in all, I would like to thank the Uniting Church from the bottom of my heart for their endless support in helping the parents nuture their children.
A big bula vinaka vakalevu, dhanyarad and thank you from the children.