Erisa Sinani
Ref# EL0011

About Me
My name is Erisa Sinani. I'm a 8-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
December 22, 2013.
Attends Program

Elbasan

Program Country

Albania

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Hello! My name is Erisa Sinani. I am an 8 years old girl and my birthday is on December 22nd. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is pink. I like to draw and color and one of my future dreams is to be an artist painter. I like to go to the park of our town and play swinging. I like to sit on this chair that has been hanged with strong ropes and go forward and backward as my friends push me. I attend the first grade at school and enjoy learning. My mother is also helping me to read and write well when I am at home. My favorite subject that I like to study the most at school is Math. Because of the pandemic, we are respecting the distancing and keep masks when we are taking our lessons in class. We are happy that during this month the cases have been reduced and many people are being vaccinated. I get together with my friends at noon time and we like to spend a while to play outside. The weather during this season has stayed warm and nice for us to play longer.

My family and I live in Elbasan, I have my father, Robert my mother Ana and a brother whose name is Erlind. He is 4 years old and attends the kindergarten. I like to make drawings for him to color and I play with him so that I can care for him when my mother is busy doing the cooking or cleaning in our house. My father is working in agriculture. We don’t have our land and he is hired from other people. He gains too less to support our living needs and I am very thankful that we have the opportunity to receive a bit of help from the Adopt a Child programme and the church of Elbasan. My mother does the housekeeping, the cleaning and cooking at home. Elbasan is an important industrial centre. This big town is the centre of production of steel for construction. Elbasan has also a factory that produces cement, another one producing ferrochrome, oxygen, and a factory producing mobiles for homes out of wood. Many factories that produce alcoholic drinks opened during the time of King Zog and they continued their activities during the communism time. The town of Elbasan gained a lot of importance from the time that the Chinese built the big manufacture of the iron and nickel minerals to get refined in order to gain strong steel for construction. Around it many other sub factories were built and as a result of these factories the air contains pollution and it is not healthy. Many people who live there suffer from the air being polluted and this is a constant issue they deal with even today. Elbasan as a town has about 65% of the whole businesses but the majority of these businesses have only hired one person and the unemployment is very high. The majority of the people in the town work in black being hired from these businesses and earn for the living. In this town the most important businesses that are running are the ones dealing with marketing, transportation and others such as hotels and restaurants or bars. Only 20% of the population deals with agriculture. The people who live in the town work in the industrial factories that are running but they earn too less for the living and unable to provide all that is needed to keep their families provided. The salaries are way too low.

The schedule of our weekly meetings at our new church and Adopt a Child program in Elbasan is as follows:  On Sundays, church service and children’s Sunday school at 10:30 AM. On Mondays, the youth meeting at 6:00 PM and on Wednesdays, 6:00 PM prayer meetings and Bible study meeting. Since the program started to take place, we are asking the parents to come along with the children and be present. The children have received their first package of food and are constantly frequenting our church meetings being this way feed physically and spiritually with the Word of God.

Translated by Martin Rucolli

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