BENEFITING: CHANCE TO DREAM
Update: Yay!! Linda traveled to Rio Hermin in order to begin the process of licensing the high school as a private school. This high school will serve students from 16 different villages. It was an amazing trip! We have also received additional donations outside of crowdrise in order to lower the amount that we are still seeking. Thank you to all that have contributed! Please prayerfully consider donating to help us obtain our opening costs. The school will open in February pending funds received. We are soooo close! Praise the Lord. Please add Linda Shine Sheppard as Facebook friend to see additional updates and photos of Guatemala and the upcoming medical trip.
We are opening a high school in a rural village in Guatemala! We are very excited about this incredible opportunity, which will serve the surrounding areas of Rio Hermin. The Chance to Dream has long since had a school sponsorship program for children to be able to advance to middle school and high school. There is no high school available to the children that wish to advance beyond primary school.
The cost of relocating children and paying for expenses has become cost prohibiting. This challenge has forced us to reduce the number of students that we support each year. This past year, we were only able to support 23 high school students (9 girls and 14 boys). We now have the opportunity to open a private school that will cost less then $12 month per student, but we need your help!
The parents of one of our graduated students is offering the free use of their land in order to give back for the help his child received. This school will be able to accommodate 60-70 students for a fraction of the cost of of current program. We have funding for 1/2 the annual operating expenses, but will need to raise funding for the other 1/2 as well as raise start up funds to open the school.
The Chance to Dream board member Linda Sheppard will be traveling out to the villages the first two weeks in December to open the school. We have a limited amount of time to raise the money to open the school, but we know that with God ALL things are possible! Will you please join us in providing the Chance to Dream to the students in Guatemala? No amount is too small to make a difference in the life of a child.