Malayayi is a single mother, abandoned in pregnancy by her husband. With no one to depend on, Malayayi took refuge with the members of her family until her pregnancy was over. Malayayi was blessed with a baby girl, but was not in an emotional state to celebrate the birth.
Malayayi says, “I had attempted suicides a number of times and failed. I had no hope and had no desire of living. Even though I had my daughter I was in no position to offer her a future. I felt useless.”
“When I thought all was lost, I was offered a position to work as a teacher in a HoPE Learning Center. I have the skills for teaching and I speak very well. I thanked God for answering all my prayers and took this as a sign from the almighty to live a life for the sake of my only child.”
“As a teacher, I started realizing that there’s more to life than what I had thought. My life gradually changed from a woeful one to a contented one. Seeing the children every day, watching them smile made my days. Every day when I woke up, my first thought would be what more can I do for the children? I found happiness in their happiness. I temporarily forgot my miserable life and started making the best out of my time with the children.”
After working at the HoPE Learning Center for 3 years, Malayayi has brought about remarkable changes in the children.
By supporting HoPE Learning Centers, you also bring life-giving opportunity to teachers and others who live in nearby villages. Often, those we are able to reach turn around to offer their own time and devotion to help many others.