As a child, Eliseo’s future looked bleak. He had half a dozen siblings at home, and poverty was a constant companion. He began attending a Vida School – but was only allowed to study if he would spend his afternoons collecting firewood and selling it in order to help his Mom with expenses.
Through Impact Ministries, Eliseo was able to graduate from elementary school, then junior high . . . and this year, he fulfilled his dream of graduating as a teacher!
You’ve helped build a brighter future for Eliseo – and for all the students he’ll teach someday.
Will you give towards our Build a Brighter Future campaign? Because there are more kids like Eliseo who are dreaming of a brighter future!
Our Build a Brighter Future campaign for school construction and educational programs is building a brighter future for kids like Eliseo. And, until the end of the year, donations will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $110,000!), so your dollars will have twice the impact!
This month, we’re Building a Brighter Future for kids in Guatemala!
And one of the ways we’re doing that is by rebuilding Vida Chamché.
Vida Chamché, Impact Ministries’ first school, was definitely at the end of its life-cycle. After starting out as a family home more than 100 years ago, it had seen renovations and additions – but the original adobe-brick structure remained. When we demolished this building as part Phase 1 of the Chamché Rebuild, we discovered that much of the walls were simply baked mud reinforced with sticks!
Phase 1 is now complete, and our students have been using the new, much-safer, first floor classrooms. We even came in under budget!
As part of the Build a Brighter Future Campaign, your donation will be doubled and allow us to complete Phase 2. That’s two more upper level classrooms, new washrooms for the campus, and a Health in Action station for Vida Chamché to implement a teethbrushing and handwashing program.
When Phase 2 is complete, Vida Chamché will be able to welcome more primary school students in both their morning and afternoon program! That’s even more children whose future will be brighter.
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