Here are letters written by students in Kandze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to people who were sponsoring their studies in middle school (grades 7-9) and high school or vocational school (grades 10-12). Names and locations are omitted to protect privacy. These letters and many others were saved in KhamAid’s archives because the sponsors moved or stopped answering emails, and we could not confirm their mailing addresses. If you think you might be one of these people, please use the contact page to get in touch and claim your precious letters!
Lifting pen I want to first wish you to be healthy and your whole family to be happy. Tashi delek. Once again I want to thank you for your assistance which allows a child like me who wasn’t able to attend middle school and high school originally to get onto campus. During the past six years I have learned and understood a lot. And I have learned to face everything with a strong heart. I couldn’t had done that without you. I want to thank you sincerely! You have allowed me to get back to campus and to acquire knowledge and grow my social skills. Since I am still at school, I am really unable to repay your kindness. The only way is to update you with my grades (please see attached report card). In short I am doing well and I have earned the ‘honored individual’ award at school. I am determined to work even harder and repay your kindness with better grades. At the end I want to once again say thank you, really really thank you. May you be healthy, peaceful for your whole life. May everything work to your will, and may you be successful at work.
Jul 14 2008.