The GOD'S CHILD Project

The GOD'S CHILD Project mission is "to break the bitter chains of poverty through education and formation." While GOD'S CHILD is rooted in education, we aim to support the communities we serve at every level of development. Through our wide range of programs, we help children and families living in extreme poverty to meet their basic needs and find a restored sense of hope, self-worth and human dignity.
Aug 13, 2014

A House for the Homeless

 

He is a hard working man.  He fights for his family.

He was raised in Alotenango and since he was a child he dreamed of becoming a professional and giving his family the kind of opportunity he never had.  As a child, his parents sent him to work so he had to stop attending school.  This wa a huge limitation for him in his development.  He only made it to fourth grade.  

When he grew up he married his wife who was also from a very poor family and didn't have a proper education.  She had stopped going to school because her parents thought that girls needed to stay home and work.

Both of them became agriculturers and worked the land.  They were never payed sufficient and always struggled to get food and other basic needs.

They currently live in a house that is made of sugar cane walls, a tin roof and a mud floor.  It is not a home that they are proud of and everytime it rains they get completely wet inside the house.  The children in the house are getting sick all the time because of these adverse living conditions.  This is why we need to help this family to achive their dream of owning their own home.  A basic home that will keep them out of the cold and out of the rain.  A home where they will not be getting sick as often and have a life that is more dignified  

 

Please help us help build a house for this family.

Aug 13, 2014

He Had to Change His Name

 

The boy was born in Quiche, a region in Guatemala that is known for being poor.  When his father passed away he was only one and he was raised by his mother.  The problem for him started when his step-father begain abusing him physically and also verbally.  He was just a little boy.  When his mother tried to defend him she was also a victim of the violence.  

When he descided to leave home he headed to Antigua, Guatemala.  He know the city becuase he had been there before with his mother.  He had never slept on the streets but had to and he also begged for money to buy food.  Someone on the street told him about Asociacion Nuestros Ahijados.  We have a shelter for women, children and men who are homeless and need a place to stay.  He arrived at our shelter in bad shape and returned night after night.  We realiazid he had no where to go so Asociacion Nuestros Ahijados descided to help him but placing him in a foster family home.  

When we investigated his life we found out that he changed his name.  He did this to become someone else and forget the past.  It is very difficult to forget the violence from his past but at least he was safe now.

After putting his in a foster home we descided to put him in out Human Trafficking program so he could receive more help from our progam.  We reallocated him to a home in a nearby town and he is going to school.  He is happier now and like the family that he is living with.  He doesn't need to change his name to hide his life now, that is all now in the past.

Aug 7, 2014

Sound of learning at Scheel Center

 

He is a young man of 15, he was born in Santa Rosa. He presents the problem of total loss of hearing in his left ear since the age of 8.  In 2013 his parents took him for a medical examination, but the diagnostic wasn’t very hopeful because a hearing device couldn’t be installed because he did not have the needed skin tissue to place it.

This young man was born into very poor conditions, he never had his three meals each day, unfortunately neither the mother nor the father could attend school which is the reason why finding a job has been hard for them.  The father is a day laborer in Finca Filadelfia and the mother is a housekeeper.  He has a younger brother who is 12 years old.  Finca Filadelfia provides them a little piece of land for them to live on.  They have made a small room with metal tin and some wood, which does not have the basic services that are water and electricity.

Starting this year, Asociación Nuestros Ahijados has been supporting this young man with his studies, he is now in 7th grade at The Scheel Center, having the opportunity of improving for life. Also he can receive medical, physiological and dental care as part of our services. He is doing well at school, according to his teachers, he could do better but because of his hearing issue it is difficult for him.  He is a very shy boy and tells that he would like to be a National Police Officer, so he can be able to support all those people who are victims of violence.  His brother is also receiving support from us and is studying Stage III at The Scheel Center.

 

 He is working hard every day to improve and to have a better future, despite his hearing problems he never quits and comes to school every day.  We are very proud to be able to to help him improve his life.

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