“Now that I'm at university, I can fully appreciate how much sponsorship benefits me. For example, I didn't own my computer until this year. I couldn't have bought it without the sponsorship funds. This was a really big deal for me.”
For many people today, a computer is a standard household item. But 27% of Learning for Life families don’t have access to a computer or tablet with internet in the home. This can hold them back from so many opportunities.Seeing the challenges her family has faced has fuelled Olivia’s desire to help others. And she will never forget how powerful her sponsors’ support has been.
“I’m passionate about music therapy. When my sister, Grace, was young, she had a music therapist who helped her learn how to talk. So that was really special. I definitely believe in music having a healing power,” said Olivia.
“Someday, I would love to be a sponsor– to help another student out there.
“The support from my sponsor has been really helpful. It could have been so different without that support. I’m very grateful for my sponsor’s generosity.”