From The Village
I am 16 years old and live in Lintha Village. I have learned English since I was 7. It is very hard to learn but I always try so now thanks to Mummy Sue’s school I am lucky to have a job in a big hotel.
I'm Ma Thanda. I've been teaching at our school for 13 years. I live near our school. There are many classes in our school. I teach 5 classes a day. I want our students to be educated one day. So I work at the English School.
I am Htein Lin, Ii used to be a student of the class. The school was really helpful to me and now I am working at the hotel . . . . That is really good and makes me speak English . . . Mummy Sue's school gives all the students the same opportunity and more.
Volunteers & Support
Children's eyes reflect what's best around our planet. An hour invested at Mama Sue's Linthar Village School rewards the traveller to witness the purity of happiness, a focus of purpose, and an excitement to be learning English within the loving smiles of local children. I can think of no more efficient investment than to support this Mission and perpetuate the work that Mama Sue has committed her life. Arming children with the gift of multi lingual communication skills exponentially advances their families' opportunities. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to support Mama Sue in her commitment to this cause. Can't wait to return!!
Since being introduced to the school by mutual friends five years ago, summer school teaching has become a very important and much looked forward to part of the year. We will be going again this March and can't wait to catch up with the first students who have now left school and are university students, hotel staff, student teachers and even a policewoman and are still such good supporters and helpers in the life of the school and its wonderful teachers. The summer school English and computer classes are more popular than ever and up to 60 pairs of flipflops have been counted on the classroom
We had the privilege to host four children from the school here in the UK in April 2015. Such an amazing experience to see them interacting with children from such a different background. We have taken our grandchildren to the school in Lintha with similar results ... it gives us hope for the future in what seems such a bleak world of intolerance.
The nice thing is that all of our colleagues who sponsored at the outset still sponsor to this day, and in turn, they have told of our charity and the work of the Andrew Clark Trust to their friends and families who too have since begun sponsoring. It is a wonderful gesture to a child to be their sponsor. They are full of enthusiasm to learn and their smiles are as big as the world. They make my heart sing.
Some years before the charity was created I was put in touch with Sue through my daughter. I phoned Sue the same evening and was immediately engaged, and committed to help. At that stage I had never met Sue or Sahin but their sincerity and passion was evident. As a Headteacher I involved my school as the idea of children helping children from a different culture was so exciting. A few years later the charity was established. They are a truly remarkable couple having devoted their lives to the young people in the village. Although now retired, my former school continues to support the Andrew Clark Trust.