Lukasha Chitoshi is one lucky girl. Volunteers visited Kasama Girls high in March of 2008. At that time we were given the sad news that one of the girls on our program last year had died. Her sponsor in the US, Elaine Dezso from Seattle Washington, had send a package with us to give to her student. We told the Principal at Kasama Girls High School to pick a new girl to take Martha’s place because we had a gift from Elaine to her sponsored student.Well of course that was a much bigger task than it seemed because there were so many students waiting to be on the program. The stress of having to make such a life altering decision for the girls on the list filled her face with grief. We told the Principal we had to go visit other schools but would be back in a couple of days. Let’s just say we were relieved not to have the burden of picking that day. It would have been hard to meet all those girls and send all but one of them home. When we returned she had chosen Lukasha. We sat down with Lukasha and told her about the program. She was elated at her good fortune. Then we told her about her sponsor back in America and how she had wanted her student to have a small gift from her. We watched her shaking hands open the gift. She was speechless as she looked at the pretty blue and silver necklace. This is a picture of that the necklace and the lucky girl.
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