Kenyan youth's poetry inspired by school, sponsorship
April is poetry month, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing a poem written by someone sponsored through Unbound?
Brigit is a 15-year-old sponsored youth from Kenya. She’s been reciting poems in school since first grade, which helped her develop an interest in writing her own poetry. Once sponsored, her poems were often inspired by Unbound.
“The support from the program has enabled me to see life differently, with a great meaning, thanks to Unbound,” Brigit said.
Brigit’s been sponsored by Karleen from Indiana since 2012. She wrote the following Unbound-inspired poem when she was just 13 years old.
Unbound gave me hope
By Brigit from Kenya
Some years back
When I was born
I knew that life was like a river flowing
But I was wrong
I never imagined
That life was full of disappointments
Until I started losing hope
Hope that was never found
We were very poor
We could take a meal a day
But all I did not know
Unbound was looking for children like us
They came to our homes
Talked to our guardians
Our names were written
And after a few months, we were called to the office
What good luck
I was sponsored, I wrote my first letter to my sponsor
My heart was filled with Joy
And I found my lost hope back again
Unbound gave me education and another purpose for life
They gave us Joy and loved us
How I thank you, Unbound
May the mighty Father rest upon your hearts
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