Birthday: November 19, 2007
Grade Level: K
My Story: Hello! My name is Islande, and I was discovered at another orphanage not long after the devastating earthquake in 2010. When I was found I was despondent and seemed to be suffering with withdrawal and depression, even though I was only 2 1/2 years old. I was also badly undernourished. But how everything changed when I was brought back to the New Life Children's Home! Although it took me quite a long time to "warm up", I was smothered with love and care from the staff, and finally one day I began to smile. I am happy to go to school (I really like grammar), and I have a lot of fun playing "hide and seek" with the other children. Dancing makes me quite happy, and one day I would like to be a teacher, helping others just like those at New Life have helped me.