Spencer Ford


I am having the time of my life. This is truly a unique experience and I am glad I have had the opportunity to be apart of YMAD this year. On Nov. 22, 09 we had to say good bye to our kids in the day boarding school and it was one of the most emotional days of my life. The kids here are amazing! They have to do so much and have nothing like what we have in America but are still happy and are so bright. The first day we attended the boarding school the girls were really shy and didn’t understand much of what we were saying, but by the end they could not only understand full sentences but speak full sentences. When I had to say good bye to the girls I have been teaching I started to cry and so were the girls. Priya, one of the kids I have been teaching said, “don’t leave, don’t leave, I love you, I need you, take me home with you” all in English, I was so proud of her but so sad at the same time, I held all my kids for as long as I could but soon enough I had to leave. I love these girls so much and am so thankful for the opportunity to come to this wonderful country. I hope I will have the privilege to come back someday and see these amazing girls. For all who have contributed to YMAD and these kids I personally thank you.