Godfather Ecuador Links Donors with Families in Need #WATWB
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A Free Education is Not Cost Free
Education in Ecuador is free for all children but it is not without cost for families. The children need uniforms, pens, markers, crayons, notebooks, backpacks, etc. in order to attend.
Purchasing these supplies is a financial burden some families are unable to meet. Heartbreaking choices are made – if you can afford supplies for one child, which will get an education and which will be left out? Some families have no children in school because they choose feeding their children over formally educating them.
Godfather Ecuador links donors with families in need
Godfather Ecuador is working to help struggling families. They match donors with families in need. The donor becomes the family’s godparent, purchasing school supplies, celebrating birthdays together, and helping where needed.
Many children who have missed periods of schooling require private homeschooling to bring them up to grade level. Their new godparents provide resources for that.
From Godfather Ecuador’s Facebook page:
Luis, Anderson and Ulises, who live with their mother Carmen, found Godparents. The little ones go to school with a lot of effort, but Luis stopped going for a year because they did not have the resources, so now our job will be to level him up to return him to the classrooms next school year.
Carmen is a single mother, the father left them struggling alone, so now we will be part of the Guaranda family so they never have to leave school again.
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On a personal note… Happy birthday tomorrow to my husband Scott!
An interesting organization that makes me appreciate how easy it is to have a positive impact on someone's life. Great find for the #WATWB.
Great observation, Ally. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
That's saying something when you have to choose between education and food. Good on people reaching out to help out!
It does put into perspective the difficult choices faced by some families. Thanks Eric for visiting, commenting, and co-hosting #WATWB this month.
It's so sad that some families face a choice between feeding children over formally educating them.
I'm sure that The Godfather Ecuador programme goes a long way towards making a difference in their lives.
I hope that you and your hubby have a fab day today!
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Yes, what sad choices some families have to make. The families in the Godfather Ecuador program are able to improve the children's life prospects, which is incredible.
Hi Emily … my @WATWB will be up soon. Amazing programme and thank you for highlighting it to us … just so wonderful to read that they will all be getting educative help via the programme – and I bet having siblings they'll all progress and be pillars of their society. Cheers Hilary
Happy Birthday to Scott!! enjoy the weekend together … H
Thank you! About to head out and enjoy the day together.
I am happy to share programs like this with you. Education is such a wonderful thing that everyone should experience. Life is so hard for those who have little or none. Having siblings has to help them so much – I remember playing 'school' after school with my older sister. She taught me so much before I learned it in classes. Thanks so much Hilary!
The things we take for granted that are "no big deal" to obtain, and here these families are, choosing food v. education. It's humbling.
It certainly is humbling, Lynda. Thank you for your comment.
I love the name of this amazing organization and the work that they are doing to help the children continue their education without any break. More power to Godfather Ecuador.
They are doing amazing work! Thank you Shilpa!
Your article really brings home to me the gut-wrenching choices these poor families must make. How fortunate for the Godfather Ecuador program. Thanks for sharing, and hope your Pisces hubby had a wonder full b-day.
I agree, it is terrible that any family has to make these choices. Godfather Ecuador is doing amazing work. Thank you Lizbeth – he did have a nice birthday. We read books while in hammocks on the beach 🙂