Sharing optimism for new school year in Paraguay
Children, parents and teachers strive for academic success in CCFC program areas
By Rosanna Menchaca, CCFC, communications manager, Paraguay
PARAGUAY — Schoolchildren in Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) program areas are kicking off their new school year with hopes for a brighter future, thanks to support from donors.
“This year I will be in seventh grade, and I'm very happy; it's a new stage, a new challenge, because I have many new subjects like ethics, and I want to get good grades,” said Araceli, 12, who attends a CCFC-supported school.
Of course, buy-in from parents is essential to success. “My hope for this year is teachers educate well, and I will [do] everything in my power to help them in their work,” said one mother, Ninfa Sanchez
CCFC is contributing to this scholastic success by teaching children about their right to education in a safe, supportive learning environment through the delivery of school kits, tutoring, physical education, art, literacy, teacher/parent workshops, repair/construction of classrooms and more. “We feel very supported in our work with the school supplies, the training for teachers and the workshops for children; they allow us to give [our best] every day,” said Rubén Rolón, director of Indalecio Cardozo’s School in Arroyos y Esteros, a CCFC-supported community.