Thanks to your support we have been able to open a new mentoring centre in Guatemala City.
The centre is based in Santa Faz, a developing slum on the outskirts of the city. We are renting a small shop that we have converted into a safe space for the vulnerable children and youth we work with in that area of the city.
After many years waiting for a shop or a home to become available to rent we found a small shop that is situated in front of the park (photos below) and also almost opposite the school where many of the children attend.
We have begun weekly mentoring sessions on a Sunday, homework and support sessions on Thursdays and Fridays and a new youth group on a Friday evening.
It is an exciting development for the work in Guatemala and the local community have rallied round to help support and volunteer. The plan is to explore ways we can start a small business there to support the monthly rent of £100.
The park opposite offers us a great facility for games, sports and larger meetings and has become a much safer place for the children now the gang situation has improved in the area.
Your support really does make a difference and impacts the lives of many more at-risk children that are now being reached through this new centre. Thank you.