Sponsorship Operations Program Assistant
October 21, 2013
Happiness and satisfaction are inner feelings that differ from a person to another. But there is no doubt that the smiling face of a child and the happiness in children’s eyes give us all this feeling of happiness and satisfaction.
Even, after 14 years of working with Save the Children, my favorite moment is when I am with a child who receives a letter from their sponsor for the first time. You can read so much happiness in the child’s eyes, smiles and unexpected, innocent reactions.
Most of the first letters are brief. However, every single letter from a sponsor to a child encourages her to discover more and more about herself or about the sponsor. Children think about answers for the questions raised in their minds.
The majority of children consider sponsors their new world, new family or magic supporter in spite of distance, nationality and language. They are always eager to hear from them, share their news, interests, happiness and challenges. This new relationship inspires the children to know more about the world around them and motivates them to dream of a better future – and sometimes to go beyond their dreams.
A letter may take a few minutes to write, but it may change a lot in a child’s life. It gives her self-confidence, hope for a better future and motivation to become a better person.
I am quite sure that such a letter doesn't mean something important only to the child, but also to the sponsor, because adding a value to a child life brings much happiness and satisfaction.
Write your child today. Visit your personalized homepage, www.savethechildren.org/myaccount, to send your sponsored child an email!