Question about Correspondent sponsors

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We have received letters from one of our kiddos and both times it was from a project worker and in the first letter he/she mentioned that the child did not come to the project that often due to school and vocational school.   Is this something that should be brought to you attention or is ti common for older kids to not go that often? The letter writing by the project worker does not bother us.  (child is 16).  If this was our financially sponsored child,  it would be more  concerning but he is a correspondent child.
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Michael Crowell

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Athena

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My 17-year-old correspondent in Tanzania is frequently away at school. I have received a couple letters from her friends instead. It's fun that they get to write and I can pray for them too. I am so glad that her family is willing to sacrifice so she can continue her education. I am sure it would be easier having her home, but this is helping her so much longterm.
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That's a great question, Michael, and thank you for your response and insight, Athena! Especially in Africa, as a child gets older, it's common for them to go away to boarding school. Oftentimes, the letter is verbally given to the translator or person writing the letter during phone calls the center has with the child who's away.

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