Losing your home doesn't have to mean losing your education
As we set up our second Tijuana “Nest" — a school, play space, and parenting center — for young migrant children, two school-age boys found their way into our construction site, eager to help. Watching them work, it was clear that they have engineering minds and the tenacity to figure things out. They beamed with pride and purpose when they put together a complicated shelf that had baffled our team of adult volunteers. But for the past 8 months, these boys, living in a remote shelter in a Tijuana canyon, are without a school. Hailing from Guatemala and Honduras, respectively, the wait will no doubt be long and the likelihood of being granted asylum in the U.S. is slim. With every passing day that they — and the 50 other children like them — languish in the canyon, they are getting further behind in their education. Doors are shutting, minds are idle, and the hope of a vibrant future is disappearing. Help us turn an unfinished structure into a classroom so ALL children can have what we take for granted - the right to an education.