I always find it entertaining to see how things work out sometimes. On Friday morning, I just wrote an entry and mentioned that I had yet to receive a letter from Veasna so I had to laugh when I got home from work and had a letter from her! I was pretty shocked but very excited to finally hear from her!
One thing I always find interesting with this new sponsor child adventure is how different each community is even though they are all joined together by Child Fund International. Even the different Ugandan communities send different types of letters. Veasna’s letter, similar to Ingrid’s, was interesting to see since it was not in English… or any language I’ve ever seen first hand before.
One thing is for sure, children love to draw. I guess it is one of those things you forget when you grow up and don’t have children around to remind you. Don’t get me wrong, I love to draw and be creative but that’s just how I’ve always been. I find it really amazing to see different children around the world draw pictures for me and oddly enough, they are very similar to not only each other but things I’ve drawn in the past too.
Anyways, she told me about her family which has 6 members : her parents, one older brother, one older sister and a younger sister. She is in the 5th grade and she likes arithmetic. She wants to be a tailor when she grows up and helps around the house by tending to their… you ready for this… buffalo (how awesome). Yes, I am very amused by the buffalo. I think that writing to all of my sponsor children has really opened my mind to different cultures and I love it! I have always known about different cultures but I find it especially interesting to learn about them through children living in these countries. It’s truly amazing (and fun) to hear Veasna write so casually about her buffalo. I am looking forward to getting to know Veasna in the future and learn more about her and her culture.