It is that time of the year again in Bolivia: The summer is winding down and the children are getting ready to go back to school. For many of the children in La Paz, going back to school isn’t routine. Before coming to Kaya, many of our children had dropped out of school. Some left school because they didn’t have the money to buy the needed school supplies and were forced to quit. Others stopped attending because they had to take care of their younger siblings. Some children fell behind, got frustrated, and quit attending. The reasons vary, but the result is the same: In Bolivia, many children do not attend school. Through Kaya, children are enrolled in school and given the academic support needed to get caught up and be successful in school.
To attend school, children are required to have school supplies and a school uniform. Please support the kids as they go back to school: Provide a child with a backpack, school uniform, or supplies. $25 buys a backpack and all the supplies needed to start school including pencils, pens, markers, notebooks, etc. $37 provides a school uniform. $110 provides education for a whole year, including uniform, school supplies for the whole year, and tutoring.
Education is key if these children are to escape the circle of poverty. Thank you for making a difference... one child at a time.
Extreme poverty is a sad reality in Bolivia. Mere words cannot describe the wretched conditions in which many children live. No running water or electricity. Crumbling walls that cannot protect against cold weather. Insufficient food to eat. No one to care for you. These are only some aspects that permeate the environment that some children in La Paz have to face every day.
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