Nuestro Ahora. . .Learning to Make a Difference
Growing up is tough enough. It's even tougher when you're all alone. We're comitted to changing exactly that, and by working with 15 orphanages, rare safe havens for the otherwise abandoned street children of Central America's tiniest but most violent country, we are striving to give back the furture to the children of El Salvador.
Nuestro Ahora equips the young graduates of these orphanages with a shot at university education, providing a way for young women and men to transition from the orphanage to the ever-challenging real world. But Nuestro Ahora does much more than that. We work with the students, ensuring they have all the support they need to truly suceed. We provide the students with a safe place to live in community in addition to a stipend for meals, clothing, medicine, books, and transportation, so they can focus their energies where they're needed most. . .on their studies and dreams, and, of course, back at the orphanages and in their communities.
In addition to their studies, participants serve as role models to the many younger children orphanages. Whether helping with homework, teaching arts and crafts, listening to a young child's worries, or simply playing some futbol with the kids, the university students quickly become invaluable mentors, providing by example a sense of what really is possible. They reassure the kids that they're NOT all alone. They reassure the kids that DREAMS ARE WORTH BELIEVING IN. . .