Letters written by project workers and child not attending project

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I sponsor an 11-year-old girl in India. It is a relatively new project and, while I get regular letters, most are written by a project worker on behalf of my child. In several of the letters the child has been "out of station" but in the last one I was told that "her handwriting is not so good" and that is why the child isn't writing herself. I have received a letter written by the child and her handwriting is fine. I know another sponsor who has a child in this project and she is experiencing the same thing and was also told her child's handwriting was "not so good" (exact words). I appreciate the effort this devoted worker has put into all of these letters, but I would like to hear from the child. Another thing that bothers me greatly in this situation is that this child's parents are limiting her attendance at the project. In the last letter the worker alerted me to this situation and I had suspected it from previous letters. Should I do an inquiry? I have many other Compassion kids and she is the only one who doesn't write (who is old enough) and who doesn't attend project regularly.
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I would definitely do an inquiry Leslie..just my opinion. ~Kristen
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It certainly sounds like there may be more going on in this situation and I can understand your concern! Please send us a copy of the letters that have been causing you to question things and we will send an inquiry to our field office in India. You can send this letter in one of the following ways:

-Attach a scanned copy in an email to ciinfo@us.ci.org.
-Fax a copy to my attention at 719-487-4828.
-Mail a copy to:

Compassion International
Attn. Susan, SDR
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

We will contact you with the response from India within 45 days of when we receive your request. 
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Thank you Susan. I will fax the letters to you tomorrow.
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Susan,
I tried to fax the letters and it wouldn't go through. Our fax was working fine sending to other places. Yes, I did add a "1" before the area code. Were you having difficulties on your end? I plan to try again today.
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Hi Leslie! Try faxing to this number instead 719-487-6246. This number is our general fax number so please make sure to address the fax to me. 
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Leslie, I received a fax from you but it looks like the letter didn't come through. Could you resend the fax please? Thank you for your patience.
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I am so sorry but I've received several faxes over the last week from you but none of them have come through.Here is what comes through on each fax:



Some of the faxes show even less of the letter. I need this letter in order to contact our field office in India.

I'm not sure where to go from here. Is there any way that you could scan the letter and send it via email?
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I will try to do that. How many letters do you want to see? Only the most recent? I have received 7 letters this year, all from A. J. Williams...none from my child.
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If I could just see at least one of the most recent letters, that would be great. Thank you so much! 
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Hello, Lslie for sure there is a situation where you find when a child can not write any single word but the mistake those people have done is or was not to let the child write what he/she could manage because at our Centre, they let children to write all that they can and then after translation is done, so those people just need to be advised by the people concerned.

Otherwise thank so much for the good work you are doing in the lives of children, God bless you so much.
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Sewagudde Peter,
Thank you for your response. The other children I sponsor write to me often. Thankfully it is only this one that I am concerned about. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Susan,
Did you receive my e-mail?
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Hi Leslie! We received your email on August 5 but I don't see any emails after this. I'm so sorry! I put a note on your account that if you email again, to send this email directly to me (since the email inbox is a shared inbox) and I will take care of it personally.
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Oh my gosh, this is unreal! I sent the e-mail with scanned attachments on August 18. I just now sent it again. Both times to the ciinfo@us.ci.org address.
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Leslie, I am so sorry but I just looked in the ciinfo email inbox and I did not see any emails from you. In looking at your account, I show that we have not received one from you prior to this. I just sent you an email from my personal email. Please reply to my email with the attachments and I will send the inquiry for you today. 
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Hi Leslie! I received your email earlier today and I am responding to it now. 
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Leslie Allen Taylor

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Yay!
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Hi Leslie! I just sent you an email. We are sending a letter that was written by Milu to you and you should receive it very soon.
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Wonderful! I look forward to receiving it. Thank you!

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