The following is a testimony from Altinay Sherembekova, an 8th-grade student in the village of Jarbashy.
Testimony | April 2021| Jarbashy School
“I will miss my school very much"
"I attended Jarbashy School as a first-grader in 2013. Time flies by quickly, and I will be leaving our school in a month, due to the fact that our school does not include a 9th grade. Now I will have new teachers and new classmates, but I will never forget the kind eyes of my teachers that I have seen every day for 8 years. I am very familiar with everyone, and this separation will be very hard for me to bear.
My memories of this school include the lessons we had in our classrooms, how we celebrated different holidays, and how much fun we had. School bells, breaks, rulers, gifts, summer camps, and most importantly, the teachers of our school! It was them who gave me knowledge and supported me through difficult times. All of them became very close to me. And for this, I want to give them a huge thank you! I do not want to leave my teachers and classmates, and I will miss them very much! I lived an amazing life at school, one that was filled with different experiences.
Throughout my school life, I realized many things and learned an incredible thing. I heard about God. I am truly proud of all the people I have come through within this long, but interesting journey! Life at school has given me many adventures and loyal friends, and I will try to keep them in my heart and remember them.
Now, I want to thank all the supporters for their patience, faith, and help! Thank you for building this school in our village. Without your involvement, we would not be here! Thank you so much! I wish all the best to the teachers of Jarbashy School because they are the best, the most kind, and the most creative! That is why my school is my second home!
During this quarantine, we studied online, and in spite of this, I studied well; I read the book of Daniel myself. I learned that Daniel was faithful to God despite his difficulties and that God did not abandon him. I believe that God will not leave us in difficult times when we pray to him."