Mar 9, 2020

Teaching Emergency Preparedness in High School

Natural disaster preparedness workshop
Natural disaster preparedness workshop
   Resilience is better achieved when you are able to assess your risks and when you feel confident about your skills to manage them. That is why we established preparedness workshops in our alternative high school.
   Seventy students and 15 teachers have benefited from workshops, drills and other preparedness education for dealing with natural disasters.
   These teenagers now feel empowered about their skills and they can become key resources to their families and neighborhoods in situations like hurricanes or earthquakes. Not to mention their overall emotional resilience as they grow into healthy and confident adults.
   We are grateful to all donors and allies who have made these workshops possible. Please continue to donate so we can continue this effort and address other topics of emotional and community resilience with children and teenagers in our neighborhoods.
   Thank you! 
Natural disaster preparedness workshop
Natural disaster preparedness workshop
Dec 11, 2019

Our project is evolving in 2020!

Dear friends:

As we approach the Holidays and children get ready to spend more time with family and friends, we look back to all the growth that we have seen in our participants and their parents. 

The students have shown academic progress, and families are demonstrating emotional strength. So we see them go into the new year with hope.

After doing a program assessment, we are planning to shift the project to serve a new population: teenagers from our alternative high school.  

In the next weeks, you will see this campaign transformed into a new one -- with a revised title and new objectives. The main goal will be the same: to provide participants with emotional resilience tools so they can face the future with confidence. Of course, some adaptations will be made according to the characteristics and needs of high school students. We will share more details soon!

Stay tuned for more information on our educational model and how we plan to insert these tools into our curriculum.

We wish you all a blessed New Year and hope to have your support for this new endeavour.

Dec 10, 2019

Welcoming Christmas in a Renovated Home

Repair work on a door
Repair work on a door

Dear supporters:

We go into the Christmas season with so much joy in our hearts, as several families will enjoy the holidays in their renovated homes. 

As you can see in the photos, some paint and decorations after the repairs make a world of difference to families who have waited two years to have their houses look and feel safe for them. We can assure that you helped these families move on after the path of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and look forward to the New Year with hope.

We send gratitude and love to all who collaborated in this effort. There are still houses to work on, and we know we can achieve it thanks to your support.

Have a blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year!

Paint and Christmas decorations show the joy!
Paint and Christmas decorations show the joy!
This roof was not safe for residents.
This roof was not safe for residents.
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