In the northern, things are not so easy; the lack of secure work makes it difficult for many families to support themselves economically because in most cases, children have to help their parents in some jobs, such as recycling or working with meat; sometimes the eldest child must take care of the house and of the other siblings as well.
The school is the only place of refuge to protect their childhood, to feel safe and accompanied. The accompaniment of a teacher is not only learning, in many occasions we must forget that role to become the emotional and psychological support of many of them and their families, leaving our own family aside to be able to accompany the student who needs it most.
For us this project is more than just selling glasses, we know that behind this there are thousands of faces that we do not know but somehow are part of our history. And all of you behind this dream symbolize that island where we know we can take refuge and that it is a safe harbor where together we will not sink.
Perhaps many do not see the great action you are doing by simply choosing a pair of glasses, but I want you to know that for each child and young person who is sponsored, it is an opportunity to change their whole environment, it is a smile and an assurance that far away someone is thinking about him or her…
For each one of you for choosing us, for betting on us, for education and a future for the children of today, for choosing La Salle Paraguay I thank you and may Ñandejara (God) always be with you.