Community Social Work 2014
It is amazing to see our girls evolving in different walks of life as they grow and mature
Just recently they had the opportunity to do social work in a very poor rural community. This
environment was somewhat similar to that from where they originally came. They had the chance
to socialize with girls their age, play with children and meet their families. After observing this, I could
realize the difference that the formal education they are getting is imprinting in their behavior.
Their interaction with their peer group during this community work showed that they were able to take
a leadership role, giving instructions and suggestions,organizing activities and giving answers to questions
posed by the group. Their performance during sport activities was also remarkable.
They were made aware of the social and material limitations that families have in such communities,
showing empathy, generosity and a natural tendency to serve their peers.
This experience has certainly left a mark on them, while assuring us all at Puerta Abierta that their
education will be making them better citizens, while giving them hope and a solid foundation for their
future in life.
As you have been part of this ongoing project we want to ask you if you would be willing to help Puerta Abierta
in a of a great opportunity we have next june through Globalgiving Yourh Spark Bonus Day. We are asking you
to become a Captain Donor, you know our project and believe in it so it would mean help a lot! Dont worry we
would provide all the emails drafts for you in order to reach your family and friends .
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Ana Gaby & Moni
Living in any social Group or society generally generates camaraderie but also competition among
its members. When this competition is healthy, it brings the best of each individual
These two sisters, Ana Gaby and Moni, the last family members of our family at Puerta Abierta,
did not arrived from a supportive and challenging educational environment, but did arrived with
a lot of discipline. We were greatly surprised when with a lot of courage,effort and perseverance
were able to cope with a new and more demanding educational level. Their performance so far
has been outstanding, showing that attitude and discipline can overcome any difficult
This example has motivated the rest of the girls in Puerta Abierta, to improve their grades,
studying harder. The end result has been a better and more competitive academic level handled as
a game amongst the girls.
It is important to underline the will and pride that these two sisters have, empowering them to
overcome their academic disadvantages at the start of this unintended, but productive contest.
Their example has motivated the rest of the girls, showing how to bring the best within them and
allowing them to achieve higher goals.
This event has taught us how a quiet, determined and consistent example as shown by Gaby
&Moni is a very effective technique to stimulate and/or change our behavior.
Hello, my name is Margarita, and I am in my last year of high school.
Looking back on my life I am surprised with all that I have achieved. It is hard to believe that what once was a blurred, sad, and hopeless vision, with very few options available in the first years of my life, is now a present and future with hope, excitement, and great expectations.
Even when I started to have positive changes in my life, I have to admit that it was very hard to perceive myself as a person who was on the right track; one which would lead me to all the things I was hoping for.
More importantly, I realize that I am not alone in this journey. The effort has not only been mine but has been shared with all the people in my life who have believed in me and taught me to value and appreciate my studies, discipline, and hard work. Consequently, I am about to begin my college degree.
My studies have been supported the last two years with your generosity through GlobalGiving.org, and for this I am grateful!
In this stage of my life I am aware that it is essential to have an academic degree, to continue my personal development and realize my full potential.
Puerta Abierta has the opportunity to receive funds today December the 3rd that will be matched at 100% by Giving Tuesday! Today is a great opportunity to fund this new stage of my life and head towards my independent life
Margarita’s story is one of the many in Puerta Abierta which are heading towards a world of opportunities. A life that seemed sad, dark and doomed to fail, today seems filled with optimism and unlimited opportunities.
We invite you today from 12:00 pm until December 4th 11:59 am to donate through Giving Tuesday campaign and feel proud to be part of these girls’ transformation into women who are educated, grateful, willing to give of themselves and all of what they have learned to the continuing growth and development of their “family”.
It is important to recognize the day-to-day effort these young women have exerted to fulfill their responsibilities. The support, trust and continued help offered by Global Giving, however, has been priceless in the girls’ ability to follow and realize their dreams. For this, we at Puerta Abierta, will be forever grateful.
A simple “thank you” seems to fall far short of how we feel. It captures, nevertheless, our appreciation for all the changes that have taken place in Puerta Abierta as a consequence of all the help received from Global Giving.
Our success is for all and by all.
In a home where 9 girls live, there is always an interesting story to tell. This time, we would like to share an experience which has made us feel quite proud.
Mercedes, who has never failed to surprise us, has once again given us a pleasant surprise. She finally finished the equivalent of her Junior High School program, and is now continuing with her High School studies. She is taking totally new courses for which she had no previous training. With academic help, guidance at home, and considerable self-motivation, she was able to pass satisfactorily her first monthly evaluation.
Once again this experience has reinforced the belief that personal motivation and dedication can compensate for any deficits or disabilities in order to overcome any obstacles in life. In our role as Mercedes’s family we will continue to work to help her maintain this resolve to succeed and continue to confront any new challenge with which she is faced
It has been more than a year since we started the joint Project between Puerta Abierta and Global Giving. We would like to thank the generosity of all the individuals who have believed in the development and progress of these 9 young ladies living in Puerta Abierta.
We are sure that this year´s achievement has left an important imprint both in the girls as well as in each one of you.
We are aware that an educational project cannot be finished in one year. Education is a multi-faceted phenomenon, one that is continual and never-ending. With the support, work and generosity of many individuals, like you, we will continue to invest in the future of the girls of Puerta Abierta.
As a consequence of the benevolence and kindness of the people who visit Global Giving web-site, and its fund-raising program, we have been able to continue for an additional five months and finally we have fully funded this project.
Once again, we would like to thank you all for your faith in and support of our program at Puerta Abierta.
You can review the progress of the academic performance of the 9 girls in the “Evaluation of the Academic Year 2012- 2013“. We are pleased to see they did a very good job and we will keep them motivated to keep on.
We will be posting a new project soon in order to build the home for them, we are very exited as we will finally have our own home! We will be in touch soon! Meanwhile if you want to keep on with your donation we invite you to visit us at www.puertaabierta.org or write an email to email@example.com, be confident that your donation as all the exeeding funds will be used only for the education program of the 9 girls.
We will always value your generosity,
Puerta Abierta IAP
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