Tunes: Radioactive - Kings of Leon
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Well, my mom finished her program (with flying colors, I might add) and is officially a graduate degree holder, so has my little brother. I guess, apart from the million things like water for one of my villages, or for our malaria program to be a success, the thing I'd wish for the most is to figure out some way to keep Fusina in school in Tamale.
This has been on my mind for almost two years now, but it's never been a real possibility until now. I've toyed with adopting her (and by 'toyed with' I mean started saving money to pay for the paperwork), but the only thing that's stopping me is I can't provide her with any sort of stability, not like her own family here in her own country can. Her parents are in favor, and I'd be overjoyed to share the responsibility of raising her, but as it stands, I don't have a way to do that. I'd have to get a job here (which I'd also love to do).
But now, Sadi, my landlord has family living in Tamale and Fusina could live with them 75% of the time and with me 25%. It's just a matter of logistics as the school she'd go to is across the street from the office, but not near their house. People don't have cars here and I don't know if this unnamed family is going to be willing to send someone over on a bicycle or a taxi cab every single day to pick her up. Sadi, I think/pray/hope (from what I got out of our conversation), will be taking care of her living expenses, while I take care of her school fees. I'll worry about the school fees when the time comes, I just need to figure out everything else before that becomes an issue.
So yeah, that's what I want for Christmas. :)