Palo Blanco School is making a difference in the lives of nearly 300 children and is truly a fountain of life in the community. The school, along with our associated programs, has grown steadily over the past 18 years; because of the grace of God and generous partners, we’ve added a sports ministry, counseling, high school discipleship programs, and university scholarships. read more »
Irene* came to our program in Palo Blanco over 10 years ago when she was just three years old. For several years, she seemed emotionally troubled, always appearing downcast and spending a lot of her time alone. Even at school, she wouldn’t interact much with others, and she struggled with thoughts of self-harm.
But over time, things began to change. At Palo Blanco, Irene received the emotional support she needed to work through problems, and she met regularly with a mentor. Her demeanor has become more outgoing, she walks around smiling, and she accepted Christ as her Savior. And now that Palo Blanco is in the process of extending education through 12th grade and Kids Alive is offering university scholarships, Irene has a path to grow up in a healthy environment and achieve successful independence. We pray that she’ll also be a light to her family and community as she honors God with her life.
*name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.
There are now nearly 30 children who participate in our academic, spiritual, and vocational programs. A full Christian education is offered through 11th grade, and children who attend public school come in the afternoon to receive a healthy lunch and educational enrichment. From academics and vocational training to spiritual guidance, our staff is committed to supporting each child as they plan for life after our school.