Girl with Speech Deficiency Lives for Something Bigger

Girl Has Big Dreams

Naina (pictured above) excels in her studies at Bridge of Hope. She has the dream of one day becoming a fashion designer.

Naina was much like any other young girl in her village, but there was one life-long struggle that set Naina apart: She was speech impaired. Multiple times, the other children at school laughed and made fun of Naina for her speech impediment. Girls would giggle at her when she tried to answer a question in class.

Teachers Worry About Naina’s Grades

Naina had great potential to excel in her studies, but she struggled academically because of the other children’s taunts. The staff at Bridge of Hope knew about the poverty Naina and her family lived in. They also knew that poverty could hinder Naina from getting quality education. Without that, Naina would struggle through her adulthood. The Bridge of Hope staff wanted every child to thrive, so they diligently taught Naina, taking extra time to make sure she understood how to do her class work.

Naina Excels in Her Studies

As the teachers helped Naina, the young, shy girl began to excel in her studies. She started to pay attention in class. With her grades improving, Naina built up confidence in every aspect of her life. She no longer cared about what the other children thought about her speech. She even played a role in a skit, which surprised people.

The Ambitions of a Young Child

Thanks to the help of her teachers, Naina can look past her physical struggle and the poverty that surrounds her and dream of an exciting future—a future that hasn’t already been dictated because of her circumstances. She is one of the best students in class and tries to be one of the top students. Naina’s teachers are nurturing her talents and encouraging her in her future.

Though Naina in the past was made fun of by her classmates and had bad grades, now she is excelling and has big dreams, just like many other Bridge of Hope children throughout Asia.

Find out how Bridge of Hope teachers inspired another Bridge of Hope student to become a teacher.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

3 Responses to “Girl with Speech Deficiency Lives for Something Bigger”

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  1. Eleanor says:

    AMEN. We as Americans need to learn to humble ourselves

  2. Janet says:

    Another example of Bridge of Hope staff obeying God’s word thank you for sharing

    John 13:34-35 New International Version (NIV)
    34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

  3. Mrs Marie says:

    Praise the Lord Naina! Keep looking to the Lord Jesus, He has plans for you to glorify His Holy Name!

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