Christmas at all of our programmes was greeted with much joy. The children celebrated with a meal together, as well as games and dramatic and musical performances, and every child was given a small gift to celebrate.
As with every year, the gifts provided by our generous supporters contained practical items like clothes for sport and school activities, as well as educational supplies and small treats. In Mexico, the girls at Chalco received calculators to help them in their studies. The gifts also contained hygiene products and small toys to give the children joy during the festive season.
In Guatemala, the girls at Zona 13 celebrated with a festive piñata and games during their Christmas activities.
We celebrated with our students in Honduras and Brazil as they completed their final year of school. In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 121 girls graduated from secondary school, ready to start work. In Amarateca, 134 boys graduated from their final year of school.
97 girls completed school at Brasilia Girlstown. There were tears of joy during the ceremony, marking this incredible achievement for so many girls who had lost hope of ever receiving an education.
In Sao Paulo, 17 young boys and girls finished their last year of kindergarten, ready to start elementary school in the new year. 48 boys and girls graduated from Sao Paulo Elementary school, ready for secondary school in 2023.
We are so excited to announce the ground breaking of our new Boystown school in Dodoma, Tanzania!
Plans are underway to build a boys’ school to provide the poorest boys in Tanzania with quality education. With 12 hectares of land gifted by the authorities, and thanks to your support, the building project can now begin. We hope the first 160 boys will be welcomed later this year.
None of this work would be possible without your support. Thank you for your kindness and interest in our children. If you would like further details about the project or how you can support it get in touch.
World Children’s Day 2023
Every child has the right to education, but not every child can access education.
September 2023 News
Read about what happened in September, its a busy time at our schools from visiting days to new building to students gaining work experience.
Protests in Guatemala
Recent widespread protests in Guatemala have affected our programmes and caused a challenge to access the city and food supplies.