But little by
little we progress. The children are challenged, receive affection,
learn to respond to discipline, develop an appetite for learning
and achieving new things. By December many of them will be ready
to be registered in school for the first time, and by the following
April: to put on their new school uniforms and join their new classmates.
There are times when, to our volunteers, it seems an impossible
challenge; but when they stay long enough to see the result of their
exertions. Little by little we are changing young lives, making
it possible to them to get a chance to experience a normal life;
to become productive members of society: to escape the enslavement
of extreme poverty.
This year we
hope to register and matriculate into school 130 children from the
slums and hovels of the cities where we have our children's centres.