Dear Members, Sponsors and Friends,

Do you also have the feeling that this year has just flown by?

In January yet another year 7 left our school in Posorja, and once again many of these children have gone on to secondary school. 

Even though this is already the third time, since 2011, that a whole year has successfully completed our school, it is still a very special occasion for our organization.
 
This year the Board of Directors had to find a replacement for the School Principal, Ms Dunja Vega, who, after many years, left the school for personal reasons at the beginning of 2013. Then Ms Monica Ascencio temporarily took over as principal and the Board of Directors would like to thank her for this. On Mrs Hanne Pries`s initiative we have been able to win back Ms. Dunja Vega once again as school principal and some slight changes have been made to her contract. She has assured us that we can count on her in the long term.

Unfortunately, the number of participants at this year´s General Meeting was, once again, unsatisfactory. Please remember that the Board of Directors can only do its job successfully if it feels broad support from the members of Mi-Manana. Once more, the Board urgently requests that as many of you as possible attend the General Meeting in 2014.  

You can find the latest information and photos from Posorja on our homepage at 

www.mi-manana.de.

I would also like to take this opportunity to ask you to tell your friends and acquaintances about our organisation. We are always happy to welcome new members and sponsors, as the people in Ecuador still need our help. Currently, we want to equip the school with more computers, so that, in future, only two children at the most will have to share a computer. We are also planning permanent access to the internet.

In particular, the Board of Directors would like to increase the number of child sponsorships. We ask that you continue to help us look for sponsors in 2014.

At the beginning of 2014 you will be able to send a letter to your sponsored child through Mi-Manana. We will inform you of the exact dates in a separate letter. We would like to remind you that, in future, we will only be able to take money presents over to Ecuador. 

As usual, you should receive your donation receipt for 2013 by the end of January 2014.

The Board of Directors would like to express its heartfelt thanks to all members, sponsors and friends.  It is only through your support that we have been able to do so much and we ask that you continue to help in the future. The children in Ecuador need all the support we can give them in the coming years, so that they can receive a good education and have the chance of a better future.
 
We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and health and happiness in 2014.

¡Feliz Navidad!


For the Board of Directors

Anita Buchwald-Gabbert