Deli lives in a stick-and-mud hut with a grass thatched roof, no electricity, and no cell phone. It is common for a person to have a cellphone even when they have nothing else. Deli, however, is living with the bare essentials. Her hut has a bed, a table for a candle, school books and Bible, and a box where she keeps her clothes, that’s it. No crib, no toys or keepsakes from childhood, no posters on the wall that are typical of regular teenagers her age, nothing.
Deli has become a close friend of mine. She is looking forward to helping me with starting a GLOW Club in my community. She will be a leader of the group and in January she will be taking part of week-long pre-camp training session to prepare for her role as a counselor at camp in April. This is an awesome opportunity for Deli, a smart girl in an unfortunate situation. She already shows promise of overcoming her obstacles and can you imagine how much confidence leading at Camp with 75 girls will give her! Please help make this reality by donating to GLOW.
I didn’t mean to make Deli’s story an advertisement for you to donate to GLOW, I promise! She helps me in my teaching and will help me in my GLOW project while I help her with her writing. She brings me her poems and compositions that she writes out of her own free will. I told her I would publish some of her writing on my blog, so here is her writing along with a bit of her back story and coincidentally, an opportunity for you to help her out.
|Delisile and Anale in my house.|