7th September 2015.
We are delighted to announce that Meta has found a sponsor for school. She had been waiting months for a sponsor and we can’t wait to tell her the news.
We had been waiting months to get Meta a sponsor. Although we had plenty of enquiries, it seemed like we were never going to be able to deliver the good news to Meta and family.
That all changed when Peter heard about Meta.
A big thank you to Meta’s sponsor Peter, from Perth, Australia. Although Peter has never been to Bali, he vowed to support Meta after hearing her story and tough start to life.
We thank Peter, whose sponsorship means Meta no longer has to worry about dropping out of school like her sisters.
Here was our appeal for Meta
Komang Meta Tri Andayani is desperate to access school. Her two older sisters (now 18 and 16) both dropped out early as their parents could not afford to keep them in school.
Meta lives deep in the mountains of north Bali with her parents and two sisters. The area is extremely poor, with little tourism and few jobs.
Meta sleeps with parents in a small room.
We were so sad to hear that Meta’s sisters never finished school and are doing everything we can to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to Meta. Now Meta’s only hope is to gain sponsorship through Bali Children’s Project.
Here is a letter written by Meta’s to her potential sponsor…
My name is Komang Meta Tri Andayani. I am 8 years old and I am in the grade 3 of Elementary School. The name of my village is Ringdikit. I sleep with my parents in a small room.
I have 2 older sisters and neither one finished school. I would really love to finish.
My favorite subject in school is religion. I want to be a teacher when I grow up. My hobby is dancing. When I have spare time, I like to help my parents to clean and wash dishes.
If I could go to college I would like to study English for tourism. After I graduate from High school, I would love to get job right way.
My favorite colors are pink and yellow. My favorite food is Mie (noodles). The name of my mother is Putu Darmiani. She is 36 years old and she works as a farmer. She is from Busungbiu. My father is Ketut Suantika and he is 42 years old. He works as farmer. He is from Ringdikit village.
Komang Meta needs help because her parents have no money for her school expenses.