We have shared with you before that one of our key goals with our children – the heart of Roots & Wings’ Child Development Center – is to raise up future leaders. Yes, it is amazing to see our children living with their families instead of in an orphanage, but to what end if we are not preparing them to change their culture, to lead in a place desperate for solid, well-educated Christian leaders?
One of the challenges we face (among the many) with taking in “older” school-aged children is that they are all very behind in their schooling. Many of them did not attend school consistently prior to attending Roots & Wings, and the schools they are in… well, let’s just say they are not the most academically focused.
Something we believe is ESSENTIAL to breaking the cycle of poverty in this generation is equipping them with a quality education. At Roots & Wings, we focus on getting them up to speed according to their grade level. We tutor each student and help them master the concepts they are being taught in school, and when time allows, introduce them to new subjects.
But we want to do MORE.
We’ve been presented with an opportunity to enroll some of our children in a reputable private school here in Mazatlán. The school has generously offered to partner with us in creating a scholarship program that will allow up to 15 of our students to receive a scholarship for the duration of their education.
Did you get that? Their entire education – all the way through high school.
I know what you are thinking. Amazing, right?
But the responsibility of such a commitment is immense. If you are a parent, you know how demanding a school, especially a private school, can be. Now times that by 5 or 10 or 15 (or more!).
We love and believe in each one of our children and providing them with a solid education is literally life-changing. It is a huge responsibility, yes, yet inspiring when you think of the multiplication effect of this many children becoming well-educated and ready to take on roles as future leaders in their communities.
But we can’t do this without you, and today we have a special request for you to help us with our kids’ education. We need to hire a driver for the following school year and raise enough monthly support to cover the tuition, uniforms and school supplies.
Will you help us?
Here’s what it will take for this to happen:
Cost Per Student >> $120/month (for 10 months) or $1200/Year
*Includes Tuition, Uniforms, School Supplies & Transportation
Can we do this? Absolutely!
How will it work? We are still hashing out all the details. Children will be selected for a scholarship based on academic performance, length of time enrolled and the family’s overall commitment to Roots & Wings’ program.
Click here if you would like to give to help. Can you make it a recurring donation? Even better.
Then be sure to come back and watch how God makes this dream come together!
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to share this one around. The more money we can raise, the more children who can receive scholarships!