Here is the latest news about one of our Mission Partners:
Forward Edge--Villa Esperanza
Three More Girls To Graduate!
One in five girls in Nicaragua give birth by the age of 18, most often forcing them to drop out of school, and trapping them in a cycle of poverty. But the girls at the Villa are taught the values of finishing school and staying pure until marriage. Completing high school and pursuing advanced education are two of the greatest tools they can have to break free from poverty and build brighter futures. That’s why we’re excited to share that this December, we will be celebrating our sixth, seventh, and eighth Villa girl to graduate high school! Praise God with us for the hard work of Luisa, Elaysa, andMassiel (pictured below, from left to right), and pray with us for them to see clearly the next steps in God’s plan for their lives.
But education is just one part of what makes this “Village of Hope” a program that holistically meets all the needs of these girls.
The new Life Skills Center (LSC), pictured below, is officially up and running! It’s already been used for pastoral training, a family day, and a small celebration on Teacher’s Day to honor the Villa’s tutor, Josenit. Once the funds come in to finish the kitchen, and buy computers, the LSC will be used for computer training, cooking classes, and other forms of vocational instruction for the girls. The LSC opens up a whole new world for them to explore career opportunities.
But the Life Skills Center is just one part of what makes this “Village of Hope” a program that holistically meets all the needs of these girls.