Moving from fear to a place of confidence and positive change
Yahoska shares her journey of growing up in a violent community that has since been transformed
Every child and adult deserves the right to feel safe at home, but that wasn’t always the case for Yahoska, who lives in a Christian Children’s Fund of Canada-supported community in Nicaragua.
“I was born in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods of Managua,” she explains. “There were two rival gangs disputing territory in the community…. [It] was not a safe place to live, for anyone. A lot of youth were murdered.”
Watch the video below to find out how Yahoska and her community found peace with the help of a CCFC-supported youth program
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, supporters and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.