Once a sponsored child turns 18, what are the monies used for? How long will he be in school? Thank you!

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Depends on the child. I have a 20 year old only in the 10th grade.  So he's just trying to finish school before he is graduated.  In many areas of the world, kids take longer to get through school -- or have to take time off to take care of younger siblings and thus get behind.
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Hi Heather! Thank you so much for blessing Butera with your love, support, and encouragement! Most children living in extreme poverty are not able to start school at the same age as expected here is the US, so it is fairly normal for the children to be a bit behind in school. I see that Butera is currently in the cognitive age group of 15-18 year olds, and he is currently in the local grade High School 3, US equivalent of 9th Grade. After young adults int he program have completed their secondary schooling, we encourage and help them pursue University or Vocational Training. Our heart is to see every child freed from the cycle of poverty by having good education and opportunities to be a successful adult. This is why the maximum age for our program in almost all the counties we work in is 22 years old. I hope this information is helpful for you. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. 

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