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

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.

Jul 7, 2014

A role model for her siblings in El Salvadpr

A role model for her siblings in El Salvador

At the age of 21, this young lady has been working against poverty in her country, El Salvador and specially in the community where she lives.  She is her mother's support.  She is the role model of her other five siblings, even when they have all the desire to get out of poverty it has been hard because they don't have thier father's support.

The young lady's mother is from Guazapa, she never had the opportunity to attend school because her parent's thought was that studies were not useful, but she worked hard day after day to support her children.  Unfortunately they don't have a secure place to live and they had to move from house to house because rents are high.

When we noticed the problems that this family was going through, Asociación Nuestros Ahijados started to support them in our project in El Salvador, which consists in bringing monthly rice, beans, clothes, shoes and economical support accoriding to how they are doing at school with the mission of transforming their life and changing them to a better persons.  Even though their econimic situation is not good, she continues working hard to reach all her dreams, she is working on weekinds selling beverages in a small business that the mother has.  During the week she studies to be an auxiliary nurse.  Her siblings also study at the village school.

The lady and all the family are very grateful with all the support that we have been giving them. Without it all their economic issues would be worse.

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