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Aug 21, 2019

Intercultural workshops for child domestic workers

Dear supporters,

We are glad to share with you that the educational/recreational Sunday sessions at AGTR-La Casa de Panchita are going very well. We received a visit from a group of PhD students from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. They met our girls and helped us carry out several educational workshops and and playful activities. The girls were very happy to get to know them and had a lot fun, asking questions, practicing english and taking pictures. 

Receiving support from international volunteers allows girls in child domestic work to interact with a diverse group of people, learn about different cultures and languages, learn to share their experiences and cultivate their dreams for the future. At the same time, volunteers learn about the reality of child labor and the risks related to child domestic work, enabling them to help us spread the word and achieve our goals. 

Developing and keeping up our volunteer program is possible also thanks to your continued support over the years. We are grateful and always looking for ways to improve the experience of both girls in child domestic work and volunteers from all over the world. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Blanca Figueroa

Aug 8, 2019

Improving children's school performance

Dear donors, 

In recent months, the children taking part in our school reinforcement program have increased from 20 to 35 and the local community is very supportive of our work. Many of the girls who come to our new headquarters take care of younger children and often come accompanied by a 3 or 4-year-old cousin or nephew. The girls told us that there is no one to leave them with at home and they are responsible for them. Unfortunately, at Ludoteca we do not have the necessary means to care for such young children and as a result, the rest could not focus on their schoolwork and their projects. Therefore, we had our first meeting with the mothers of the community and we explained the situation. The meeting went very well and since then, the girls come alone and are very happy to be able to perform their tasks and play with other girls their age. Tatiana is one of these girls: she is 8 years old and is in third grade, she is the oldest of three siblings and had was really struggling in mathematics. Thanks to the school support she received at Ludoteca, Tatiana has improved a lot in this course and is now motivated to obtain the first position in her class. 

Thank you very much, dear donors, for your support! Without you we would not be able to achieve these great goals and improve the lives of the children in our community!

May 14, 2019

News from AGTR-La Casa de Panchita!

Throughout the summer, we took advantage of a very nice little terrace at our house, which has been very useful for activities with girls and women, such as self-esteem workshops and English classes. Large pots with plants and flowers surround the walls, which gives us the illusion of a garden (we do not have one) and creates a friendly space, which favors dialogue.

Thinking about our house fills me with joy. It is old and small, but it shelters and protects us, especially on Sundays, when it is filled with girls and women, who dedicate themselves to serving others, but here can laugh, learn, make friends and be free. Thanks to your support, La casa de Panchita is still open and at their service.

Best regards,

Blanca Figueroa

 
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