Our programs around the world are facing an unprecedented challenge of caring for our children after they've been sent home after worldwide school shutdowns. Watch the video message above from our program staff in Cuilapa, Guatemala or read the transcript below for their report on the situation. If you can, please support and share our #MonthofMeals campaign here to make sure the children of our programs around the world have the food they need to make it through this crisis.
As you can see, friends and donors, you just saw the empty facilities of the Home for Girls.
We are especially preoccupied for our girls because their basic needs are covered here at the home, as they come from very needy backgrounds and the services available here are not available in their families or with their caregivers.
We are especially worried about the current situation in our country and other countries abroad.
We want to let you know that when we handed over our girls to their families or caregivers, it was really difficult. Before our girls left this home, we generously shared with each a bag of food supplies so they can cover the basic needs of nutrition for these days. At the same time, we are ready to provide any kind of support according to their needs during this time while they are away from this home.
We also want to let you know that it is up to us to comply with all the government requirements. We have tried to fully comply with the government laws, following carefully the guidelines received: keeping calm, being together, and for us, praying.
Thank you for your support, thank you so much for what you have done for us, for our girls and for our boys.
As you know, we have public school here for children living in the surroundings. For all the children attending the school, due to the suspension of the academic activities, the school has opened a tutoring program for the children. Because this is not school break time, academic activities are suspended but the schoolteachers have provided the children at home with homework.
Many thanks and blessings to you all.