Equipping children with the resources to pursue an education that may otherwise remain inaccessible.
Iglesia Belen Music Training Program
The project will purchase guitars, flutes, and study booklets to create music classes that will help the children of the Iglesia Belen CarePoint develop musical skills and abilities. Music classes will start once a week and will eventually increase so the children can have a safe space to develop their instrumental skills. At the same time this will help to reduce the risk for the children to get involved in drugs, gangs, and other dangerous activity.
Chimaltenango is a community with a high level of poverty, where there is danger due to gang involvement and lack of opportunities. My Special Treasure Education Center’s goal is to be able to present to the children a solid moral and ethical basis for life, providing them with the opportunity to have access to education. In this way, they will become people who will impact their generation, and will become the agents of change for Chimaltenango and Guatemala.
Mision Energes School Bus Purchase Project
Currently, Mision Energes offers school bus transportation for 70 children, who are between pre-school and high-school levels, providing support to reach higher education standards in the community. This service is available, both mornings and afternoons, from Monday to Friday. The purchase of the new bus will increase service capacity to the community from 70 to 85 students the first year and by 10 more students in each successive year through the fifth year. That means that we will be increasing our capacity by 55 children, over five years, which is an increase of 78% over those years.
Russia Mentorship Program
The mentorship program in Russia has three branches of impact — Career Guidance and educational and cultural activities for older orphaned youth (60 beneficiaries in each CarePoint); Leadership Program (volunteer projects) led by active participants of CarePoint programs (20 beneficiaries in each CarePoint); and group meetings, discussions, and celebrations at the CarePoint (70 beneficiaries in each CarePoint).
Start Up Tools / Graduation
As young men and women complete their vocational training, startup tools allow these students to fully graduate from the program equipped with the appropriate materials and funding to begin their own small businesses and careers. Project funds include tools for each vocation, startup capital, and a graduation ceremony to recognize the achievements of these individuals, which will be attended by all CarePoint children, staff, community representatives, and community leaders. Tools will be distributed to graduates during the ceremony.