Families in the Province of Jutiapa in Guatemala with special needs children have no options. These children are often brilliant minds, trapped in bodies that simply do not work the same way ours do. Children suffering from blindness, autism, downs syndrome or other physical impairments are often abandoned or put into back rooms and hidden, or left to die. Choices for parents do not exist here. If there is no money and there is no school, there is no help. Those parents are often faced with horrific choices and while they love their children as much as we do they simply have no choice. Imagine trying to raise a blind child, like our precious Marquito or Bryan, for example, in a mud hut, on a cliffside with no idea how, no money and no programs to help.
At this time, there just isn’t any way to help these precious children learn. Children like, Tanya, a beautiful young lady abandoned in the malnutrition centre because her parents had zero options. Today Tanya wastes away in an orphanage somewhere in Guatemala…. we cannot find her… she has been moved several times as no one has the facilities nor training to deal with this lovely young mentally challenged lady. She may not even be alive anymore. This disturbs us to our core and we simply cannot let this keep happening.
We NEED to give these families and these children options, hope and a future! Thus the School of Hope for special needs children is coming to fruition. This school will work with children who are blind, autistic or have Downs syndrome. As well, It is already planned that the facility will house our medical and dental clinics, nutritional seminars, health seminars, malnourishment consultations, education and training sessions etc. etc.
Please help us bring Hope to the forgotten children of Jutiapa Guatemala. Find out more by watching this video below.
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