I was speaking to the nun in charge as I do often to check on progress, needs etc and she mentioned to me that two of our elder girls Revathy and Nishanthini are doing their Advanced Level examinations in August and she is very hopeful that they would be able to qualify for university. This is very good news and something that is huge. Mannar is a "difficult" area, the
school system is there, but neglected and for Advanced Level classes you have to travel 20 or 30 kms away for private tuition if you really want to get higher marks to qualify for University.
I am worried over English language skills as this is also a requirement for University so we will
have to think on what we can do to brush up their skills.
This is where my blog friends come in. Is there anyone out there who/or their children would be willing to write to these girls - we have children from the age of 21 to ten - all girls and one little boy of 4. Letters could be sent direct to the children and Sister will help out with translation. I feel the contact with the outside world is limited and it is very important for them to know that there is a big wide world out there. The children all have been very badly affected by decades long war and it is time for them to come out and to think that other people care about them as well.
The photographs I have posted are a couple of months old but it gives you a rough idea of the children we have.