Sarah: “Our school has made me feel loved and happy”

Sarah is 9 years old. She lives in Ebukanga, in Kenya, and sent me a lovely letter in English.

Sarah writes that her school has made her feel loved and happy. She gets meals, gifts and education.
Sarah also enjoys holidays. At home she plays with her friends, and they sing songs.

Dear Sarah, thank you for your letter! It’s great that you feel loved and happy at school. I wish you so many happy days at school and lots of fun when you play with your friends and you sing songs together! 🙂
Yes, I enjoyed the Christmas holidays in December, too. Thanks for asking, Sarah, and many greetings from me to you. ❤ Karina



Amalia: “Meine Party dauerte bis zum Sonnenuntergang” (My party lasted until sunset)

Amalia is from Sighisoara in Romania. She sent me an amazing letter in German about her happy day.

This is the translation of Amalia’s letter into English:

Today is the most beautiful day in my life.
It’s the day on which I am 14. Since my childhood it was my wish to celebrate my 14th birthday in a wonderful place. My wish was fulfilled: The place where I sat down was on a field full of colorful flowers, the blazing sun was in the sky and my friends together with my whole family were with me. The music sounded the loudest because nobody disturbed anybody. We all danced, we played, and we had fun doing some funny games. My party lasted until sunset and at the end we had a special present from my parents, a firework. I am very happy that my birthday was just as I wanted it to be.

Vielen Dank, thank you so much for your letter, Amalia. Wow, a party that lasts until sunset must be a fantastic one! 😉 I’m happy you enjoyed your birthday so much! And I can imagine that perfectly. A short time ago, it was my birthday, too and I also had a wonderful day and was very happy about it. 🙂 14 is a lovely age, I hope you enjoy every single day of this year of life. ❤ Lots of love, Karina


Natalia: “I think about this day often as the best and happiest one in my life”

Natalia sent me a letter from Kaliningrad, in Russia. She also drew a beautiful picture.

Natalia’s letter says:

My best day

I will remember this day for a long time – my first school day – the 1st of September. On this day the children went to school to learn there in a good, interesting and cheerful way.
On this day it was sunny and warm. You could see colorful bouquets of flowers everywhere. Children carried them for their teachers.
My first teacher was called Natalia Wladimirowna. I remember that she was strict, but she had a nice smile and clever eyes. On this day I was a little bit afraid, I felt embarrassed because I didn’t know anybody in the class yet. But we got friends very quickly and learned togehther for 4 years.

I think about this day often as the best and happiest one in my life.

Dear Natalia, thanks a lot for your beautiful letter and the wonderful picture about your happy day! Спасибо ❤
I also remember my first school day. This is really a special day in life. And I’m very happy that it is such a lovely memory for you. I can imagine all the colorful bouquets, that you were nervous in the beginning, but then liked your teacher and the children. I hope that learning will always be fun for you and wish you all the best! Karina.

Moreover, I want to thank projekt Anna and Juliane Staltmaier for sending and translating Natalia’s letter. I’m also very happy about the picture of all the children who sent me a letter from Russia. This is wonderful. ❤ Спасибо

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Mia: “Es war der letzte Tag in Barcelona” (It was the last day in Barcelona)

Mia is 11 years old. She lives in Portugal. Her best day she spent in Barcelona.

Mia writes:

My perfect day

Hello, my name is Mia and I’m 11 years old. Today I tell you about my perfect day, the day when I still was with my BEST friend; it was the last day in Barcelona. On this day we had breakfast, after that Jonna, my friend, and I took her dog Hazel for a walk. After that we went to Jumping. This is a great big hall with many trampolines therein. We were in the hall about one hour and had so much fun. When it was around 2 p.m. we ate something very quickly and after that we drove to the airport. At the airport we went to the terminal and then we played tag there and hide-and-seek. We also were on the cell phone and played something. When the boarding started, I was the first one to be brought into the plane. And then the journey home began. I think I finish the day now. Bye-bye.

Dear Mia, thanks a lot for your beautiful letter! What a wonderful and exciting day you told us about! ❤ I like Barcelona and I can imagine your perfect day there. To spend time with the best friend, to go for a walk with the dog, to jump on trampoline and to play are amazing things. I hope you get the chance again to do all of this! Big hug, Karina

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Alex: “My class mates together with my teacher will sing for me happy birthday”

Alex lives in Kenya, in Ebukanga near Luanda. He is 9 years old.

Alex sent me a beautiful letter in English about his happiest day.

Alex’ happiest day is his birthday on the 12th of December. His friends, class mates at school and his teacher sing happy birthday for Alex and he receives some presents like for example flowers.

Alex writes that he usually feels loved.

Dear Alex, thanks a lot for your letter! I’m doing well, thanks for asking. 🙂 I was very happy to read your letter. It’s wonderful that you enjoy your birthday so much and that your friends at school and your teacher sing happy birthday for you. I hope that you will always feel loved and I send you a big hug from Germany! Karina.

And thank you very much Kinderhilfswerk FURAHA e. V. for supporting schools in Kenya and sending Alex’ letter to me! ❤