Engadi Ministries Intl. has partnered with families for the second year in a row to help families in Paraíso who otherwise can’t afford school supplies to earn them by giving back to their community. This week staff members worked together to package school supplies for children who completed Engadi’s scholarship program for the 2016 school year. In order to earn school supplies, children and families had to give back to their community through a variety of projects, and also were required to attend Biblically-based family values classes provided by Engadi.
When asked, one local boy said that he had quit attending school regularly because the teacher was always asking him where his school supplies were, and his family didn’t have the money to buy him any. He said that it was too embarrassing to not have the tools he needed, and he would rather not go than be embarrassed, in spite of the fact that he wants to become a lawyer when he grows up.
It is our goals to work with families hand-in-hand to allow them to earn necessities such as school supplies. Through these small packages of school supplies, Engadi Ministries can continue building relationships and fostering the future hopes of students and teachers in Paraíso through improving the quality of education they receive.
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