This year felt chaotic to many people around the world. Confusion. Division. Fear. Did you feel the same way? With that feeling in mind, try for a moment to imagine the oppressive sense of chaos, confusion, and fear that a child living in Zone 18 of Guatemala City endures. We’ve been heartbroken this year as […]
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His name is Ántoni. But you can call him “Tony.” He was supposed to be one of the lucky ones. Unlike the overwhelming majority in Paradise’s virtually fatherless culture, Tony and his four siblings had a father who cared for them. Then he was killed. One fateful night four years ago, a drunk driver careened into him, […]
He goes by “Juanes.” He’s now 15 years old, but until today he has never been to school. It’s a common story. For one thing, 72 percent of the slum’s population has no access to education. (Police don’t even enter here after dark. In this “fatherless” culture, gangs appear to many boys as their only “family” — their only viable […]
Thank you for your commitment to “Enter Paradise” and help us share the stories of these amazing young men! More to come SOON… Click the VIDEO BELOW to watch an introduction. If you would like to receive the Enter Paradise story series, too, make sure to sign up for the Engadi Newsletter (right column of […]