Its been a wild ride, the preparation that is. From conceptualization to creation, we’ve all been working hard fueled by inspiration. What began as a group of friends going on a trip has blossomed into a full blown project with a purpose. We’d like to thank all of our friends and families for their support in so many ways.
Patriarchs sit at supper with sons and grandsons and great-grandsons around them, In walls of adobie, in canvas tents, rest hunters and trappers after their day’s sport, The city sleeps and the country sleeps, The living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, The old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; And these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, And such as it is to be of these more or less I am, And of these one and all I weave the song of myself.
Learning for Hope now works with several school communities in Peru, El Salvador and we recently established a working relationship with ALALAY, an organization that works with street kids in Bolivia. Thousands of young children in these countries are benefiting as a result of the work that we do.
This year we will continue our mission. We will open a center in Cusco, which will provide girls who are victims of abuse the opportunity to have access to computers and take workshops in everything from baking to music. In partnership with AGAPE in El Salvador, we will pay for the construction of a playground for the school for students with special needs in Sonsonate.
We may not fundraise a million dollars, but we will make the little bit of money that we raise go as far as possible. Learning for Hope is a perfect example of how far things can go when people want to give more than just money to a cause. Of course, if anyone out there has a million dollars, we are more than willing to give it a happy home. For more info visit us temporally @ charity-charities.org/Canada-charities/Pickering-ON-1661075.html while webpage is under renovation. Special thank you to Merle Cole for all his wonderful photography.