Many children in this community do not receive the educational support they need, and as a result, drop out of school early. However, Ardi and three of his siblings have started receiving educational support at Mission Without Borders’ (MWB) After School project, which started up in Durres in January 2018. At After School club, children are given a hot, nutritious meal to eat, they listen to Bible lessons, enjoy free time as well as time spent on homework, and receive emotional and educational support from the teachers there. Once, Ardi was desperate for the summer holidays to begin because he would be free from school.
But now, he is excited for a different reason. “This year I couldn't wait to finish either – but that’s because I wanted to see my results!” Ardi said, delighted with how well he has been doing. “Mum did not believe my results until she came to school and met the teacher. The teacher as well as my classmates were all surprised.”
"It’s not easy when you feel unable to help your child,” said Ardi’s mother. “Thanks to the After School club, Ardi has significantly improved and not just in reading, but in the other subjects, too. He is now finishing his homework and he has started to feel good about himself. It relieved me of such a big burden.” Thanks to generous supporters who sponsor families like Ardi’s in Durres, our team are helping children grow and giving them a vision of a future without poverty. Ardi said, “I feel good and I'm happy because I'm a good student now.”