The following update was written by current Program participant, Celsa Gomez:
June 14, Vickie, Regina, Reyna, and I went to visit the Hogar de Las Hermanas Inmaculado Corazon de Maria in Izalco, Sonsonate. There are many children there in many different situations, each one with his or her own story. They all need a lot of love and support so that they can get better.
Celsa, Reyna, and Vickie (left to right)
I met Ana Maria who is actually now working at the orphanage, and who, before that, lived there for many years. She finished high school and is now really motivated to learn more about the scholarship program. She seems really interested in continuing to study, and I hope that next year she’ll be able to be part of Nuestro Ahora and our community.
For me, it’s something really beautiful to be able to go and know different orphanages in El Salvador because it motivates me to continue fighting for my own improvement and in that way help my country by bettering myself. It’s necessary that every person who wants to be professional works to improve our country.
Regina is visiting us every weekend and she is very active and working in our country with communities in need of support. The reality is that in all parts of our country we have many problems, and thanks to such North American visitors, we’re able to improve a little.
Regina dancing with the girls of Inmaculada Concepcion :)
Reyna (center) with the kids