Our new year started off with an awesome team from Emmanuel Christian Center. This team wasted absolutely no time and tackled some huge projects. Their main project was to finish getting the Trade School ready for classes and then build desks for our village schools.
The desks up in Urraco are quite literally falling apart. Termites have completely destroyed the desks to a point where each classroom has a pile of broken desks in the corner. We’re tackling this project of constructing 40 new desks as the first project in our Trade School! Each afternoon our older kids came to work alongside the adults, learning about welding, carpentry, and more.
ECC also brought two ladies who shared a passion for jam making. Using our locally grown fruit, they experimented with making some incredible new jams: Guanabana-blackberry, passion fruit, star fruit, sapote, and kumquat marmalade. The results were amazing—and delicious! And the best part was that they shared this experience and knowledge with our teenage girls as another Trade School class.
This is what we hope for our Trade School: Bringing passionate, skilled individuals to teach our young people new skills. Thank you so much ECC for joining with GiveHope2Kids in this vision and getting our Trade School up and running! We loved having you!
Bienvenidos Ruby and Henry!
We would like to introduce you to our newest house parents: Ruby and Henry! Ruby and her sisters have had a long history with GH2K, starting 10 years ago in Jason’s 7th grade English and sciences class at Instituto El Rey. More recently, Ruby has been one of our teachers in homeschooling our kids.
Joining Ruby and Henry are their kids: Cherli, Judi, and precious Baby Jason, along with two of Ruby’s younger siblings Grisel and Abi. We’re so excited to have these new faces added to our GH2K family. Grisel, Ruby’s second youngest sister, has been living with us since last March, and is very excited to be living with more of her family again.
Along with being house parents, Ruby is teaching our 2nd graders this year, and Henry works with our guys on various agriculture and construction projects.