In the last year, we have worked with nearly 100 students from preschool to middle school, providing the challenge for the center to keep up with the increased demand for academic services. Now, one year after the earthquake, we are working with the community to provide psychological support with the help of the teams new psychologist, help families diversify their income (many families currently earn their living from the nearby garbage dump), and increase food security.
Our education promoters work with families to not only provide academic services, but also help learners and parents reflect about the value of education. At the same time, psychological accompaniment will help children address complications that impede their full development in school, such as trauma from their home or family conditions. Finally, urban gardens and income generation workshops help the families become more self-sufficient and thrive.
After all the buildings were reviewed and the children went back to school, students were left with the memory of a time when Amextra and their community came together to support them in their time of need. Throughout the year, the Amextra Community Center is a resource for students to access homework help, English classes, a computer lab, food production skills, nutrition workshops, and psychological attention. When combined, these programs support strong, health children with bright futures!
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