Thanks to Cristina, Daniela has got herself a "godmother", Lurdes Baptista. It has been through friends who bring along their friends and relatives to "help out" in this "project", that many of the children of Calheta are now aware that someone, no matter where, cares for them and their education.
I have recently sent the children letters and cards from their "godparents", as well as an encouraging card to let them know that I will try to find them all people who will ensure the payment of their school fees and school material.
Sibylle reading out the card I sent to the ones who didn't get any cards and letters or who don't have any "godmothers" yet.
Rosana and Elcy have both received a dress and a book each, which have been bought by their "godparents" - Carla Brígida (Rosana) and Lourdes and I (Elcy) respectively.
The card Lurdes and I sent Elcy (left). Elcy wearing her new dress, whilst holding the book and Lurdes' photo.
The birthday card made by Carla Brígida for Rosana
Rosana wearing the new dress Carla Brígida sent for her birthday (left). Holding the book and birthday card.