Three of the girls in our Round Home, Majel, Maribel, & Chile, are now students at a nearby highschool. They’re star students; always praised by teachers.
We recently got an update from Dr. Velazco, our Director of Aftercare (who the girls call “Mommy”). Like a proud mother, she was sharing about a joyous event last Thursday: English Club inductions! Maribel (pictured below) is now the Vice President of the English Club.
She sang a favorite inspirational song at the induction ceremony and her sisters from the Round Home were sworn into the English Club beside her….
While a key component to successful aftercare for survivors of child sexual exploitation is education and livelihood, the real joy in seeing events like this is simply the restoration of childhood, being a teenager again, of being vice president of the english club. It’s the kind of stuff we want to celebrate by hanging photos on our fridge.
So today, consider this Love146 blog post “the front of our fridge”: a place to brag about the girls, and a place to celebrate their achievements.