Santo Domingo North (locally known as MIANCERG) is a ministry that was started to reach disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Guaricano, an impoverished “barrio” on the northern outskirts of Santo Domingo. The area is known for its garbage-filled streets and the tremendous amounts of pollution created when the garbage is burned. read more »
Sometimes we work with a child for several months before realizing how much he or she is struggling. When Daniel* first came to the Kids Alive school at age 8, he was far behind academically, despite having previously attended public school. Much of his struggle was likely related to the fact that his mother was out of the house working so often cleaning houses, and he didn’t receive academic help or encouragement. Even in his first year with us, he missed a lot of school due to lack of interest as well as poor behavior, such as fighting and disrespect. But it was when he enrolled in the AWANA program that we realized how much he struggled with reading skills.
Once we knew that he really couldn’t read, his teacher began to tutor him individually. What a transformation we began to see in Daniel! Not only did he begin to rapidly advance in his studies, but his behavior dramatically improved as well. He is now in the 4th grade, and we are thrilled to report that he asked Jesus to be his Savior at an AWANA meeting, where he now loves to memorize Scripture each week. What a wonderful difference the care and attention made in Daniel’s life, offering him hope that things could be better. We are excited to see what God has planned for this great kid!
*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.
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