Going to school is something many of us take for granted. For many people in Guatemala, education is neither an option nor a priority. This has been the case for the family of Reina Tucubal, a 12 year old girl who attends the Gorrion school in Magdalena, Guatemala. Her mother never finished elementary school, is illiterate, and hasn’t been able to hold down a steady job. Her mother hasn’t had models of what education can do for someone’s life, and so she has seen no reason for Reina to continue studying. This is especially difficult when Reina could immediately go to work to help provide for the family.
Reina graduated from 6th grade this November, the first in her family to do so. She loves to study and desires to continue. Thanks to the sponsorship program she is able to continue going to school. After speaking with her mother and showing her the importance of going to school to have a better future, she has agreed to support her daughter’s ongoing education.
Cases like this continue to build momentum in our child sponsorship program. The program provides opportunities for sponsored kids by helping to meet educational, medical and spiritual needs for the children and their communities.
As 3 John 1:2 says, “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.”