Tag: Child Rights
Guatemala is one of the hardest places in the world to be a child. Nearly 20% of the population is living in extreme poverty, just like in La Limonada. An estimated four in 10 children are experiencing sexual abuse right now. For each case that is reported, it is estimated that seven go unreported. These […]
We want the children in La Limonada to reach their potential. We want to see their God-given abilities drawn out and made to flourish. We want to see them living full lives in Jesus. But the reality for children growing up in this “red zone” – a term given by the Guatemalan government to indicate […]
Today is Dia Del Niño or Children’s Day, a national holiday in Guatemala, celebrated each year on October 1. The children in La Limonada face the harsh realities of extreme poverty every day. They encounter struggle, pain, hunger, hopelessness, and shame at such a young age. Children’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the rights of […]
In the academies, children learn about the rights they are entitled to as outlined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The wood panels remind them of their ten most basic rights – a name, nationality, home, family, food, love, protection, health care, recreation, and freedom of expression. (Photo by Silent […]
Abner is walking down the steps at the Lima Academy while touching the Rights of the Child signs. These signs were created at I AM ART camp earlier this year. (Photo by Rebecca Gant)
Today is Día del Niño (Day of the Child), a national holiday in Guatemala celebrated each year on October 1. It is a day to recognize the rights of children. The need for a day like this is great in a place like La Limonada, where the rights of children are largely ignored or, worse, […]
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