Today at PH268 I was able to witness Letter Day. This is the day the kids at the Compassion Projects receive letters from their sponsors and write back to them.
The experience was happy in some ways, but also sad. I saw more than one example today of a girl looking at and studying her letter lovingly, and a boy would come along, snatch it and play keepings off. This is because they know that a letter from their sponsor has such value (and they just want to be annoying).
Please, sponsors: "BUSYNESS" IS NO EXCUSE not to tap out a few lines once a month to let a child know they are special and valued.