Life Skills Educators for Red Hill ($50 per month)
For a child growing up in the mountaintop squatter’s village of Red Hill, the world below is a murky maze of impossible dreams. From their makeshift homes and a community that is 50% HIV infected, the opportunities of the rich, healthy and educated seem completely beyond their reach.
Through a coalition of donors willing to donate $50 a month, JMI can fund a Life Skills Educator and other resources to make those dreams more concrete and attainable. That education begins with a commitment to remain abstinent and healthy so that they can overcome the odds against them. It also includes tutoring, encouragement to excel in school, the provision of mandatory school uniforms, training in life skills and problem solving, nourishment that might not be available at home, and consistent spiritual guidance, the very foundation for hope.