Affirmations and media:
From Faith Kamau, social worker, Nairobi.
Regarding Zainabu, one of the things I would confidently say is that sponsorship was the greatest gift that anyone could have given Zainabu.
Considering the kind of life she lived, she is a strong girl and school gave her a chance in life. As a social worker, I always thought she would drop out of school at an early age and we continually encouraged and reminded her of how lucky she was to have such support.
In spite of the family challenges, poor parenting and neglect by her illiterate grandmother, she still managed to finish her schooling.
Without ongoing support through sponsorship Zainabu would not have reached even Grade 3 and, to me, what the sponsor did was honourable. There are many children like Zainabu in Kenya in need of such support. Sponsorship gives them a chance to live and enjoy life.
Faith Kamau, Afri-Lift Riziki social worker, 1998 – 2006. Nairobi, Kenya.
From Nathan, 11, San Marcos, California, USA.
I loved the book, I couldn’t stop flipping the pages. The book has really touched my heart and made me appreciate what I have.
Interview with Lynley Smith about her new book Zainabu’s Story aired live on New Zealand’s Radio Rhema morning show on 20.5.2016. Interviewer; John Peachey.