Jean: “The first feeling is gratitude”

Jean: “The first feeling is gratitude”

It will be the story of Jean, now a young man who works for an important English ONG in Central Africa Republic, who began his studies in the small school in the village of Gbalamo (Niem area). Thanks to the support of the missionaries and with  “Village School – Sponsor a child” project was able to continue their studies and achieve a master’s degree.

 

“The first feeling I feel when I think back to my childhood is… gratitude!
Today I am “Finance Manager” for an English NGO and I monitor the active projects in my country.
Traveling from community to community, I smile if I think back to the first years when I started to to school in my village of Gbalamo. What a joy in the morning to go to school and find all the friends: we were so many that we had to take two shifts to follow the lessons. I remember well the first slate on writing the letters of the alphabet to do the math. It was a precious gift!
For this reason I am grateful to my teachers who, despite the many difficulties that only today I fully understand, tried to teach us the essential notions to be able at least to know how to read and write. Gratitude is also for the missionaries, followed and encouraged, not only in the first years of school but until I reached the master’s degree in financial accounting in Yaoundé in Cameroon. When they came to see us we were partying, especially if they brought sweets or a new balloon! So thanks to those who allowed me to be who I am today. Probably nothing will repay what I have received. Singuila Mingi (Thank you)!”
(J.S)



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