Jesca walks into a room and lights it up with her bright smile and fun personality. She offers everyone a hug and acts like she has known them all her young life. She does not talk, but looks at everything with curiosity.
When she was three years old and not talking like some of her friends, her parents took her to a hospital to find out what was wrong. Tests proved that Jesca could not hear, making speech difficult.
Jesca and her family come from a rural set up which is plagued with superstitions and accusations of reasons why Jesca cannot speak or hear like other little girls. Her father has taken her to hospitals and even witch doctors, in the hopes that her problem will be solved.
Now eight years old, Jesca is restless and her inability to speak and hear makes her easily frustrated. She has tantrum outbursts when she feels she is not being heard and she has been a victim of constant bullying from other kids in her neighbourhood who take advantage of her silence.
Jesca got accepted into Magwero school for the Deaf, a school which will be able to help mould her communication skills and help nurture her curiosity. We believe she is a perfect candidate for this school because her inquisitiveness is easily translated into intelligence. Jesca will be in boarding school, surrounded by other young children just like her.
Being different is something that many people in rural communities still do not understand and children like Jesca deserve an opportunity at an education which will rid people of stigma towards disability and prove that all it takes is just one chance. Please consider Jesca for our sponsorship program.
Once you agree to helping Jesca out, we will send you an official Paypal invoice and also our banking details because schools open on the 13th of Janauary. We will call her into the office and ask her to draw something or ask her parents to write you and we will provide her with all her school supplies, transport to school and all stationary.