Dear friends and supporters!
It has been a busy summer with lots of activity happening at our projects. We are excited to share the developments with you and to let you know about the summer launch of our Adopt a Project Campaign! This campaign is the main driver of our fundraising efforts to secure the funds that are needed to continue supporting our 3,000+ children beneficiaries in Cambodia, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Please check out our Adopt a Project campaign here, http://www.justworldinternational.org/adopt-a-project/, where you will learn about opportunities to support education, nutrition, health and wellness, and cultural programs for children at our projects. While we are proud to report the programs are thriving and the lives of children are improved everyday, we need the continued support of dedicated donors.
In Cambodia, PIO has just created their first ever newsletter with beautiful pictures demonstrating the completion of a new school in Phnom Penh, the growth of the orphanage, the success at 2 schools in the slum and vocational training. It also includes touching testimony of children beneficiaries, teachers and volunteers alike, visit our website- www.justworldinternational.org or see the attached to have a look!
In Guatemala we are thrilled to report that the kids at Los Patojos just had their 2nd presidential visit, where they were asked to perform all the cultural activities (dance, music, etc…) for the President’s visit to their village of Jocotenango. A significant development in the growth of Los Patojos, which we are very proud to report is the purchase of nearby land to develop their dream facility which will accommodate all interested children. Currently, the Los Patojos facility has a maximum capacity of 175, while many more children attend off site events. With this new facility, all children interested in getting the educational support, lunches, health care and arts and cultural lessons will be able to participate in the program and have an alternative to the streets, which is dangerous and filled with drugs.
In Honduras, we are pleased to announce that our Mobile Library has a new, reliable truck to serve the thousands of children in and around Tegucigalpa. Additionally, the program has expanded to include local libraries and volunteers leading field trips to further engage children in the love of reading and cultural learning. We continue to support hundreds of Garifuna children in the Northern region of Tornabe. Here at the Natalie Johnson Centre, children receive nutritious meals, educational classes, art classes and recreational sports programs.
We are so pleased that over the course of the 2012 summer, our programs continue to benefit so many children around the world. This work is thanks to the generosity of our friends, supporters and donors and we encourage you to join our family and check out the Adopt A Project Campaign to see how you can help ensure the longevity of these programs!
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