Rathika - India
Rathika is paying it forward. Thanks to sponsorship through the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), the former sponsored-child-turned-teacher learned dreams were possible.
Sponsored at the age of 12, the daughter of a fisherman knew life was hard. Her father often couldn’t go to sea, and her basic needs couldn’t always be met. But, when Rathika joined the CCFC program, she gained access to life’s essentials, education and the idea that she could help others — just like her sponsor.
“If I was not supported by CCFC for my education, I could not have achieved my goal, and I might have worked in the salt pan,” she surmises. Instead, Rathika’s helping others. “I encourage children to set goals and support them to do well in their studies,” she says triumphantly.