Our project in has had some interesting activity over the last few weeks!
Firstly, thanks to your continued support of the school, the children have studied for and taken some mid-year exams and the results have shown good promise. They showed particular strength in Maths and Lanaguages, maybe we have the next Issac Newton in our school!!
After such good results the students deserved a celebration and so we were able to use some of the wonderful donations we have recieved to celebrate Fiestas de la Patria and Day of Acheivement. For Fiestas de la Patria, the children prepared and carried out processions all around the community! For Day of the Achievement, the children got to show off all their hard work and achievements so far in this year. This is an incredibly important way to build their confidence by showing them how much they have achieved so far, it was a very proud day for everyone, seeing all the work the children have put in to studying.
Finally, some locals whom had had a few too many broke into our kitchen in the school to get a few hours of kip. Unfortunately, they caused a fire and burnt down the school kitchen, taking away the food programme from the children. Luckily, thanks to donations, we have been able to rebuild a simple structure and bought a new gas tank and the food programmes was restarted with little effect on the children.
As you can see, with your kindness, these children are studying hard and progressing really fast so thank you very much!
We sent you an update on Saturday giving you an update on how the projects are progressing and how well the students are doing.
As I mentioned on Saturday, the students would not be making such progress in school if it wasn’t for your support and dedication to helping fund the projects.
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This month, Victor Maldonado celebrated its anniversary, with the usual “antorchas” marched around with pride at night! They also celebrated with a day in the school, with theatre, poems, songs and games. Celebrating the anniversary is so important for the children and the community, allowing them to learn and improve their future lives.
Special celebrations and normal school days are all part of a well-rounded education and are vital for these children. Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can continue to make school great!
Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!
As we come close to US Mother's Day on May 12, we are focusing on supporting our Moms in Peru!
In Perú this month we have had an exciting addition to our nutritional program and provided by the Government! The Government irregularly send food to our project in Perú, if there isn't enough food then we cover the extra food costs as the children cannot manage without the food they are given in school. On top of the main meal, we also provide fruit everyday to each child to ensure they are given enough nutrition through vitamins and minerals.
This month, the Government has added the addition of powered milk to the nutritional programe! Powdered milk, with water added, can provide a plethra of nutrition for the children. It contains carbohydate, protein, calcium, amino acids, vitamins and minerals which will boost the children's health incredibly. This new addition to the children's diet, prepared by Phoenix cooks, will affect the children a lot and we hope to see health improving over the next few months.
Not only does the food program support the children greatly, it also lifts a weight off the minds of their Moms. All Moms want is the best for their children, and this program is giving them that.
We are part of Global Giving's Mother's Day campaign this year, celebrating Moms in the US and Guatemala through one gift. If you would like to support Mom's in Guatemala, whilst gifting your Mom a handmade scarf and set of worry dolls then please take a look at our gift:
This Wednesday, get ready for an exciting way to make your donation BIG. Keep an eye on your emails on Tuesday afternoon for an announcement on how to make your donation can grow!
In Peru, the communities and surrounding area of our schools have been severely affected by the unseasonal heavy rains. However, unperturbed, Summer School continued through January and February, with extra classes for the children who weren't so successful in their exams at the end of 2012 to try to get ahead for the new term.
Sometimes the children, for various reasons, aren't successful in completing the year first time, but that doesn't stop us! With one-on-one classes focusing on the areas where they struggle and a little bit of attention and confidence building we know they will be successful next year!
Look out for our next report on Tuesday afternoon with our exciting announcement and plans for 2013!
Thank you for your continued support.
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