As many of you know, the school year in Guatemala runs from January-November… so this is an exciting time of year for Tita and her team in La Limonada!
With the help of some generous partners, we have purchased a new building for the new school on “The Other Side” that will enable us to reach up to 300 children in that particular barrio of La Limonada. Work is being done to help prepare one of the three floors of the school to begin taking more children in as soon as possible. Up until now, 50 children have been attending school at a temporary community center that only provided space for about 50-60 children. More significant renovations need to be made on the other two floors of the building before it can be used for school.
In preparation for the school year there is a buzz of activity as Tita and the teachers get ready for a great year to come. All the food has been purchased to feed the children for the first month of school. In most cases the meals provided at the school are the only healthy meals the children eat. Parents and children lined up to register for the new school year which begins on January 12 at La Esceluita #1 and on January 19 at La Escuelita #2 (“The Other Side”).
All of this is made possible by our partners and child sponsors. Thank you so much for your hearts, your prayers and your generosity!