Reyna M. has been waiting 565 days for a sponsor.
Hola, my name is Reyna. I am 15 years old and I have a baby. I come from a large family, and I'm one of 7 brothers and sisters. My family moved from our village in the mountains to the city. As immigrants, we found it very difficult to live in the city because we couldn't afford basic necessities.
I am in the last year of secondary school and my child is a one-year-old boy. My child's father disappeared right after I had our baby. I still live with my mom and dad and my brothers. I go to high school, and also work selling pasankalla (popcorn) in the local market. I attend Boys' & Girls' Towns of Bolivia where I receive a lot of support with my school homework. Since I started attending Boys' & Girls' Towns of Bolivia, I've improved my grades at school significantly and I am doing very well. I want to attend the public university next year and study economics.
Like many of our young people, Reyna is currently quarantining at home with her family during the pandemic. She will begin attending Boys’ and Girls’ Towns of Bolivia (our program partners, the Manolo Center) as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, A Chance In Life has provided food relief to our families in Bolivia, and program staff members are working hard to ensure each child has access to distance learning and academic support.
A Chance In Life
U.S. Federal EIN: 13-1835632
Since 1945, A Chance In Life has impacted the lives of over 32,000 at-risk youth. The work that began on the streets of post-World War II Rome has expanded in the last four years to Ethiopia, India, and most recently, to Latin America. A Chance In Life’s mission has been to help at-risk, disadvantaged, and disabled youth to become self-confident, creative, and responsible members of their own communities through an innovative approach called “Self-Government”. The self-government approach gives youth the opportunity to actively participate in the day to day running of their community and to have a voice in creating their own future.
Our programs provide boys and girls an opportunity to go to school and focus on their future. We prioritize family support and a healthy home environment, children are given a home, as well as access to workshops, homework assistance and sports. Our Organization is committed to allow boys and girls a chance to develop their emotional and social skills by focusing on their education and strengthening their academic performances, but most of all by allowing them to be joyful kids again.
A Chance In Life currently serves 2,500 children worldwide.
To learn more about our programs visit www.achanceinlife.org