Updated: Feb 23
For nearly twelve years, you have walked this journey with us. A lot has changed since we first opened our doors. During this time, we have called three different buildings home, we have watched toddlers become teenagers, and your support has grown our capability to serve many more children. The children we take under our care remind us every day why we do what we do. We celebrate with them, support them, encourage them, and advocate for them.
Today, we are introducing a new series on social media to celebrate our kids. This social media challenge took the internet by storm in 2020, and recognizing our children is something we love to do, so of course, we wanted to join in the fun! Our kids continue to grow, thrive, and dream. We want to look back and share where their story with TRS began, celebrate how far they have come, and look ahead to their bright futures.
Meet Fatmata Carew.
How it Started - Fatmata was born in a refugee camp in Guinea. She and her brother, Lawrence, were raised by a single mother. They were living in Guinea as a result of the war in Sierra Leone. When they returned to Sierra Leone after the war, their mother was ill and died two years later. In need of ongoing care, Fatmata and her brother Lawrence came to The Raining Season in 2010.
How it’s Going - Fatmata Carew turned 20 on the 18th of December. Under our care at The Raining Season, she has grown from an adorable child into a beautiful young lady with hopes, dreams, and a bright future. Fatmata is a very smart and caring young lady who loves God. At The Raining Season, she is surrounded by a staff that loves and disciples her. Education is also important to Fatmata. She has had access to top-notch education in Sierra Leone. Fatmata has dreams of becoming a lawyer one day. She is in grade 12 and preparing for the National Exam that she will take in May and June. When she passes the National Exam, she will be able to attend college. Fatmata has been able to call the Center home for many years, thanks to the many sponsors that support her each month. In January, Fatmata, along with three other girls, moved into the Roots House with the older girls. This transition will allow her to continue pursuing her education while learning life skills to transition to independent living.
Thank you for being part of Fatmata’s story at The Raining Season. Because of people like you, Fatmata can look forward to a bright future. When children find out they have a new sponsor, the joy they feel is extraordinary because you are providing a safe place to live, opportunity through education, nutritious food, essential medical care, and spiritual nurturing every day.
Are you interested in being part of Fatmata’s story and helping her continue to thrive and dream? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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