During our time living and working in Honduras we've seen how much education changes lives for the better. Without education, people have few options in life and often end up trapped in poverty. There are almost no jobs where we live and if people move to the city without resources they often end up in the roughest neighborhoods with drugs and gangs. But education changes things. We know kids that are in medical school that come from families where the parents only went part way through grade school. We really believe that education means more options and opportunity for a better life.
Ronald is a student that's lived with us for close to a year-and-a-half now. As an older student (he's a 23-year-old 12th grader) he's had to fight to stay in school. When he lived with his family, they expected him to be up at 4am to help with the cattle and then he worked for us after school to pay for all his school and living expenses. Ronald was thinking of dropping out of school until we offered him a place to live. He still works after school, but now he has the time he needs to study and he's looking forward to graduating from high school this November.
We are passionate about continuing to invest in the education of young lives, to give them a future with greater possibilities. We want to say our thanks to so many of you who enable us to be a blessing to these young people.