Thursday, February 25, 2010

.... but what about the children?

A particular subject that attracts the attention of many people today in Guatemala is the teacher’s strike; it is a part of our reality here in Labuga also. It’s been four months that over fifty percent of the children here in Labuga have not had a day in class; the last time they were in class was the last week of October 2009.

I came across one of the news papers yesterday, they say that millions of Quetzals were lost and thousands were late to work, however not much was said about the children. I would to share with the reader what we have been able to do here in Labuga for our children last year:

Belüba Lüba Fürendeí is a library and community center for children. We are a non-profit, non-religious and impartial organization that provides activities and programs for the youth of Livingston, Izabal. We pride ourselves on being financially self-sufficient by developing our own fundraising strategies. Our aim is to foster the community in which we live.

On the basis of our particular realities and possibilities, we strive to acquire the tools necessary to develop our community, promoting responsible and cooperative community participation.

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