In Ballinderry Primary School we sponsor a child through Compassion (www.compassionuk.org). His name is Metiku, and he lives in Ethiopia. We began to sponsor him a couple of years ago. Several times a year he writes to the school to let them know how he is getting on. The Year 5 class write back to him when we receive his letters. It is really encouraging to see the thoughtfulness of our pupils when they write to Metiku and it is wonderful to see the effect that our support is having on him. We will continue to support him until he is well into his teens and will let you know any developments that there are with Metiku as the years progress.