Story time in literacy class
Literacy class is divided into 4 groups by reading level. This is group A, mostly comprised of the cutest first-graders you've ever seen.
Squats! Women's exercise class meets twice a week for an hour. For a lot of women, it's their only 2 hours without kids.
Sweatin' to the oldies.
Kids' English program in Chiquilistagua.
Dane teaching kids' English. Nicaraguan kids can only say "e-smart," and it's Dane's personal mission to get them to say "smart."
Child Sponsorship program in La Chureca provides enriched milk, oatmeal, and vitamins to 50 malnourished children who live in Managua's city dump.
In the clinic in La Chureca, where kids in our Child Sponsorship program can go to get free medical care.
Every month, we weigh and measure the kids in the Child Sponsorchip program and track their growth.
Each mom meets with a Manna member to talk about the child's growth and health and has an opportunity to ask questions.
Each child in the CS program receives a birthday gift. Bubbles are always a big hit.
Josue Daniel in the CS program.
Every three months, we bring the moms and kids in the Child Sponsorship program from La Chureca to the Augusts' land to hear a health talk and decorate pictures for the kids' sponsors. For most families, it is the only time spent outside of the walls of the dump.
Some 5-year-olds from La Chureca dominating Geoff with a soccer ball.
Angel and Matt.
Erin thinks she can fit in the kiddie chair but has actually crushed a small child. (Not really.)
Homes in La Chureca, Managua's city dump, where over 1500 people live and work.
At work in the dump. Most people spend all day in the trash, collecting recyclables to sell to middle-men who then sell them to recycling centers.
Creative Arts program in Cedro Galan. We've been studying world cultures. Tessa is leading a yoga exercise during the India lesson.
Dariana as a tree.
Decorating a traditional mask during the India lesson.