To celebrate the New Year we would like to share the inspiring story of “Thushi” who came to Grace when she was 5 years old. Her accomplishments mirror all that we hope for our girls. None of this would be possible without you, our amazing donors!
I have no memories of my mother who died when I was a year old. My father suffered a mental breakdown after her passing and left our home. My brother moved in with my grandmother and I was taken in by Grace Home. My Grandmother passed away last year and so now I can say that I am fully a child of Grace.
I can’t forget my pre-school teachers. They were excellent and laid the right foundation which allowed me to go far. At Grace, we are given all the facilities that we need to study. They arrange extra classes that help us improve our English knowledge through a computer skype program. We have a library and computer lab that is very useful and helps us to do our homework and have access to news from around the world. A tutor helps us with computer basics. Two of Grace’s Board Members help us with motivational speaking and mentoring at weekly sessions.
I studied at “Trinco Methodist Girls College” which was amazing and fun. I got 2 “A’s” and a “B” at A’ Level and gained entry into University. I also was selected for an internship with John Keeles, one of the most prestigious companies in Sri lanka.
I love the food at Grace, it’s both tasty and healthy. We also do a lot of touring and have made visits to Polunaruwa, Mannar and Colombo. The American family that sponsors me has taken me to Sigiriya, Pinavala, Peradeniya and Jaffna. These trips are organized by the Board.
I would like to thank the Giannoble family for taking me in as a child of their family, they are my Dad and Mom and I am grateful for their heartfelt love and support. I am also thankful for the guidance and love of the Board and our House Mother, Ms. Angela.
Edited for clarity and brevity.