Our Urraco Campus is thriving! We have a 5 full and happy families here, raising 40 kids.
We recently went on a river day adventure. Our families piled on our new-to-us, much larger bus and went for a day of fun activities by a beautiful river spot. It was a much-needed time away from the campus to play, splash, joke and eat together away from daily responsibilities.
Our on-site elementary schooling and learning programs are going really well. We're putting a lot of energy and organization into our English program for 1st through 6th grade (thank you volunteers Haakan & Noel!). We feel strongly that being fluent in English will enable our children to be leaders in whatever field they decide on. The kids are rising to the challenge and learning a ton of English. Just the other week when we offered a voluntary English class for our teenagers, we had a turn-out of 20!
Our children’s education is in good hands, especially with educator Chris Struna in the role of our Education Director. He has a rich history with education and especially education here in Honduras. And thanks to Mike & Tiffany Nosser working with our preschool student’s education, we now have our children covered from age 3 all the way through their university education!
There are several other exciting things happenings with Give Hope 2 Kids:
And for other recent highlights, four of our 6th graders graduated from our on-campus home school and they are off to study at Instituto El Rey. At the same time two of our young people graduated high school at Instituto El Rey. We enjoyed celebrating the accomplishment of our students.
Our families enjoy celebrating in general! They make a big deal of each child's birthday. Lastly, there have been a number of parent get togethers (initiated by the parents) where all of the parents come together to laugh, eat and have fun! During this crazy time of Covid which takes away other social opportunities, our extended Give Hope 2 Kids family has stepped up the social game to make sure everyone is able to build relationships the way God has intended. It's a blessing to be a part of community that works together and plays together.
We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with these wonderful children and the hardworking adults who do so much to make their lives meaningful, safe, fun, fulfilling, and purposeful!