The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from John Paul, a former sponsored child who graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.
I am John Paul, 20 years of age. I have two sisters and a happy family.
I was born with nothing. My parents are farm laborers who found it really hard to send us to school.
One day while I was playing under the rain, somebody came to our house and said they were there to help my family.
They were recruiting young children in need like me for sponsorship, and I was one of the chosen ones.
When they saw me, my clothes were full of dirt and my hair needed trimming. They immediately asked a few questions to my mother, and it was my first time to hear the word CFCA.
Because of CFCA, my life was changed. Our family’s emotional and financial burden lightened.
I was given the opportunity to have new clothes, school uniforms, supplies, shoes, new backpacks and all other things I was deprived of before I entered this sponsorship program.
Due to this, I became more productive as a student. Along with perseverance and hard work, I graduated elementary school as valedictorian and secondary as one of the honors students. Read more