Durham District School Board Character Education Program
Our “Nobody” project involves sponsoring a child in Colombia, South America, through World Vision. Her name is Yuri and she is 9 years old. We send some money each month, which not only helps Yuri and her family, but their community as well.
We also write letters to Yuri and send little gifts, such as school supplies and small toys for her and her brother. This month we sent them each a Canada t-shirt. So we decided to give Nobody a Canada t-shirt too. We are always excited to receive the letters Yuri sends back every few months. She is learning about Canada, and we are learning about Colombia.
We specifically asked to sponsor a child from Colombia because both of my children were adopted from Colombia. So not only does my family have a chance to help those less fortunate than ourselves, we also have a personal connection.
This article was published on the Roméo Dallaire PS website in 2009