Growing up is tough enough. It's even tougher when you're all alone. We're committed to changing exactly that, and by working with la Comunidad Oscar Arnulfo Romero "COAR" orphanage, we are striving to give back the future to the children of El Salvador. Nuestro Ahora equips the young graduates of the COAR orphanage with a full university education, providing a way for the students to transition into the ever-challenging real world.
But Nuestro Ahora does much more than that. We work with the students, ensuring that they have all the support they need to truly succeed. We provide the students with a safe place to live in addition to a stipend for meals, books, and transportation so that they can focus their energies where they're needed most. . .on their studies and dreams, and, of course, back at COAR. . .
In addition to their studies, participants serve as role models for the younger children at COAR. Whether helping with homework, teaching art classes, listening to a young child's worries, or simply playing some futbol with the kids, the university students quickly become invaluable mentors, providing by example a sense of what really is possible. They reassure the kids that they're not all alone. They reassure the kids that dreams are worth believing in.