Would you help us by supporting one or more of the children at the Bel Air home for just GBP £15.00 per month, that’s approximately EC$60.00, CAN $24.00 or US $24.00. All of the children living at the home come from abused, neglected or abandoned backgrounds, so to forge a relationship with new people who care and show an interest in them is really important and part of their personal growth and development. Some of the children have been at the home for many years with little outside contact, apart from volunteers and going to school. Your sponsorship would provide medical help, therapy and educational benefits for each child sponsored.
A message from some of our child sponsors
I have just returned from a week in Grenada and whilst there, visited the Bel Air Childrens Home. What an incredibly humbling experience! Initially I was shocked at the stark and bare nature of the home, but the response from the children was overwhelming. The atmosphere of the home was one of love and kindness. The children all look out for each other and were delighted to see a visitor in their home. I have been sponsoring a child at Bel Air so it was a real pleasure to meet her. Kelvah is a very bright, articulate, 11 year old. Initially quite shy, we then spent ages talking, reading, playing cards, drawing and doing homework (she was much better than me at both the maths and science home work!!). I was shocked that her only space was a very small room with nothing more than a bed, cupboard and a few clothes, but she was just so excited to tell me that she had chosen the colour of her walls! Kelva and her many friends at the home understood about the sponsorship programme and were so grateful, I just feel honoured to sponsor such a lovely girl.
Although the children and the staff are happy they really do have very little. If you are visiting Grenada they are so grateful for anything you can bring.ving been there in person, I would ask anyone, if at all possible, to sponsor a child. It is such a meaningful initiative and all the older children understand about the programme and it really shows to them that someone cares. It would be fantastic if every child in the home could be sponsored. I know that every penny spent is totally worthwhile for these amazing children.
RB, Leicester UK
I have recently returned from Grenada where I visited Bel Air and met my beautiful sponsored child. It was a year since I had last visited the home and the enormous differences were apparent from the moment I stepped through the doors! From the warm welcome I received from both Staff and children to the well furnished and equipped computer room, nursery now fitted with mobiles for the babies, appropriate toys for the toddlers and the school children seated at tables doing their (supervised) homework, the atmosphere was one of happy discipline. The vegetable garden is flourishing and the children are benefiting from the produce. All the children were well dressed and affectionate. I overheard one child being reprimanded – kindly – by a member of the staff who are being trained by Juliet – a clearly committed lady who is doing a great job – not only in her training but is not averse to doing the most mundane tasks. My visit to Bel Air was most definitely the high spot of my trip and I am looking forward to my next visit.
Jan Taylor – June 2012