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Aug 12, 2019

CENIT update August 2019

Thanks so much for your support!

Your donations mean that our partner organisation, CENIT, is able to support school age children working in the markets of Southern Quito into the education system and preschool children with educational and recreational play groups in preparation for starting school in a safe environment. The children are also taught basic hygiene habits and are accompanied to the dentist or doctor as needed. 

Street outreach is the important first stage of a process of supporting children through the education system. In the long-term, these children will be able to access education and training, which will allow them to secure employment, break the poverty cycle and lead a life of dignity.

Right now at CENIT they are on their summer holidays, so there will be more to report soon!

Maintaining the funding for this and other key roles over time is an enormous challenge for us at ViaNinos.You might like to consider a small recurring donation to help us secure the future of the project. The great news is that if you donate between the 12th and 16th August, Global Giving are matching your donation 60%!

Thank you so much,

From the ViaNinos team

 

Jul 10, 2019

UBECI update July 2019

Street outreach worker helping with homework
Street outreach worker helping with homework

Thank you again to you all for your continued support of ViaNinos and UBECI and helping us to pay for the salary of an outreach worker providing vital support to working children in the markets of Southern Quito.

One of the main tasks of the UBECI outreach workers is to encourage the parents of the children working in the markets to enrol and keep their children in school. This is a real challenge for these families as they struggle to put together the money to pay for basic school needs and to help with homework, as many parents are illiterate.

UBECI’s social workers are key to providing much needed support and encouragement to make sure the children don’t drop out of school, helping them with school work when they attend the UBECI playgroups in the markets.

Earlier this year, ViaNinos was also able to help UBECI by providing 80 new school bags and kits thanks to our collaboration with the organisation School In A Bag. The children have benefitted not only from having all the items they need for their school and homework, but they also enjoyed a bit of a motivational boost, as illustrated in the story below!

While the UBECI staff were distributing the School In A Bag backpacks, one of the children's mothers came rushing over and to thank them for the school bag and stationary. She said her son's backpack was broken and unusable and he had asked her for a new one. She told him that she couldn't afford to buy a new one, but that he should have faith and ask God to give him one. He told his Mum that he was asking God for a new backpack. When he received his school bag, he jumped for joy and ran to his Mum saying. "it arrived! my present that I have been asking God for!"

If you would like to continue supporting the project you may want to consider setting up a recurring donation. Even 5-10 pounds a month would make a difference!

Wow - that
Wow - that's a tall tower!
Volunteering in the market
Volunteering in the market
Enjoying some colouring
Enjoying some colouring
Apr 2, 2019

UBECI update April 2019

Thank you again to you all for your continued support of ViaNinos and UBECI and helping us to pay for the salary of an outreach worker providing vital support to working children in the markets of Southern Quito.

One of the main tasks of the UBECI outreach workers is to encourage the parents of the children working in the markets to enrol and keep their children in school. This is a real challenge for these families as they struggle to put together the money to pay for basic school needs and to help with homework, as many parents are illiterate. 

UBECI’s social workers are key to providing much needed support and encouragement to make sure the children don’t drop out of school, helping them with school work when they attend the UBECI playgroups in the markets.

Earlier this year, ViaNinos was also able to help UBECI by providing 80 new school bags and kits thanks to our collaboration with the organisation School In A Bag. The children have benefitted not only from having all the items they need for their school and homework, but they also enjoyed a bit of a motivational boost, as illustrated in the story below!

While the UBECI staff were distributing the School In a Bag backpacks, one of the children's mothers came rushing over and to thank them for the school bag and stationary. She said her son's backpack was broken and unusable and he had asked her for a new one. She told him that she couldn't afford to buy a new one, but that he should have faith and ask God to give him one. He told his Mum that he was asking God for a new backpack. When he received his school bag, he jumped for joy and ran to his Mum saying. "it arrived! my present that I have been asking God for!" 

If you would like to continue supporting the project you may want to consider setting up a recurring donation. Even 5-10 pounds a month would make a difference!

Very happy with a new school bag!
Very happy with a new school bag!
Outside the family market stall
Outside the family market stall
Street outreach
Street outreach
With UBECI volunteers
With UBECI volunteers
 
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