Tara returned to Hong Kong after being in
While at the airport, we ran into an acquaintance that works at the Venezuelan embassy, and is very much into youth education. He invited us to stay and meet Dr. Robert Hill who is a foremost expert on Garveyism. Dr. Hill was invited to
The foundation has decided to sponsor two children from our village, and is helping them with expenses in order for them to finish school. Many of the children finish school at thirteen or fourteen years old, because their parents have to pay for high school which is very expensive and they cannot afford it. As well, many families have a number of children who need to be schooled but again the finances are not available. One of the students we sponsored started her first year in high school, and the other student will finish grade school this year .Both girls are so happy to be in school, and they are working hard to make sure they do well. The foundation will do all it can to make sure they are successful.
There was more amazing news coming from the art corner!! One of the big companies sponsored a painting competition that was open to students across the country. Cristo Rey RC School had five finalists which was the most for one school in the entire country. The children were invited to an opening displaying the work of the top 40 pieces selected, as well as the top 12 whose work will go into the 2009 calendar, which will be distributed throughout the country. One of our students won $100.00 for being selected in the top 12. Needless to say everyone was all smiles and why not?
We are in the process of organizing our first major fund raiser to give scholarships and keep the art program going . Watch for more to come on that front.
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