March 2019 Update: La Pila, Guatemala
GCO continues to support 20 middle school children through our scholarship program. Most of the kids have to walk 45 minutes to get to the school, but they are determined to continue studying. All of them finished the first unit with good grades.
GCO delivers 95 food bags to people in La Pila every month. Each family with kids in school gets a food bag that is used for the family as supplementary feeding. It includes beans, noodles, milk, sugar, among other things.
We continue working with the group of 7 widows from the community. Two of them are working daily preparing breakfasts for the kids. Four of them receive 100 pounds of corn monthly, and one of them raises chickens provided by GCO and sells eggs in order to start a small business.
For most of the 150 kids who study elementary school in La Pila, GCO has decided to give them a daily breakfast. Kids come to school at 7am and they get a nutritious breakfast in order to start classes at 7:30 am.
We have a monthly meeting on Sundays with kids in middle school to work in areas like spiritual growth, leadership, principles, and values.
Kids receive a weekly computing class thanks to the support of GCO. Prior to the class, most of the kids had never touched a computer in their entire life.
During March, a group of more than 15 people traveled to Guatemala to help in different areas to the village:
Three doctors saw patients and provided free medical treatment
The whole group paved a street right in front of the school, now the school is going to avoid all of the dirt and dust from outside.
3. Sunday Service
Dr. Gicheru preached to the entire community and shared some life experiences with them.
4. Vacation Bible School
Kids had a blast that weekend, practicing baseball, participating in egg hunting, and learning Bible verses.