Here are the children currently in need of sponsors. Click on the pictures to learn about each child in need:
FátimaFátima is 12 years old and lives with her grandmother and her mother. Her mother works selling food in the village where they live. She was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome shortly after birth and had heart surgery at 2 years old. She studied in a preschool, but could no longer continue because of her age. She loves to paint and draw. She has developed fine motor skills, knows how to differentiate some colors, and numbers from 1 to 5. In the right environment, we believe Fatima can learn to read and write. She's an intelligent girl and eager to start this year at Brillo de Sol. Can you help Fátima learn the life skills she needs to thrive by sponsoring her in 2017?
JosuéJosué is 8 and the youngest of four brothers. He started at Brillo de Sol in 2015 because of a lack of concentration and memory retention. He has difficulty in public school as the teacher was constantly punishing him for not paying attention. As a result, he became very fearful and did not want to attend school. The first day of school at Brillo de Sol he cried because he was so scared that he would be yelled at and punished. But he soon realized he had a loving teacher and he began to recover his trust and self-esteem. Now he is the first to get up in the morning because he’s eager to get to school. He has many friends and is very participative. Josué has made progress in writing, learning the vowels and letters of the alphabet. He's begun reading words and sentences. He's very active and helpful to his classmates. We need help to continue helping this little boy to overcome his learning disability. Can you help by sponsoring Josué?
StevenSteven is 12 years old and lives with his mother and grandmother. He has no contact with his father which has been difficult for him. Steven stopped studying last year because his parents separated. He is left-handed and has had difficulty reading and writing. He does not have much fluency in either. He also has difficulty with addition and subtraction and in drawing. He dreams of becoming a lawyer. We believe with the right educational setting, Steven has a bright future ahead of him. In addition to working with him to improve his self-esteem, we will focus on developing reading and writing fluency and improving his fine motor skills. Will you help us in our work by sponsoring Steven in 2017?
Want to know more about Brillo de Sol and the work we do? Check out Brillo de Sol USA’s 2016 Annual Report.
Each child who arrives at our door comes with his or her own unique unmet needs and challenges. In short order, given unconditional love and acceptance, specialized therapies and the generosity of volunteers, friends and sponsors, seemingly miraculous change begins to occur and another child is on the way to realizing his or her full potential.
We are currently seeking sponsors for the 2017 school year. The success of our students and our program
would not be possible without that support. For those of you who are already sponsors, thank you so very much for your continued support.
When you sponsor a child, you are just not changing the the life of that child and securing his or her future, you are helping the entire family and community at large. 100% of your tax deductible sponsorship provides direct tuition assistance to your sponsored child. For additional information click here or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I first met Letty and became familiar with Brillo de Sol in the winter of 2011. I was in Guatemala for a month volunteering at a variety of sites around Antigua. I was taken to Brillo to provide hearing screening to their students. What struck me at first was the complete unselfish enthusiasm and dedication of the entire staff and the remarkable smiles on all the students! What the school lacked in supplies was made up by the obvious desire of Letty and her staff to treat every one of their students as if the sky was their limit. I was so impressed by Letty’s drive and stamina. More importantly, I was impressed by her tenacity for making sure every child needing services would somehow receive them.
My husband and I decided to sponsor Margarita when we read about her and the fact that she is hearing impaired. We are both in the field of speech and hearing and understand the importance of hearing to communication. We look forward to meeting this beautiful young lady in the coming year!”
Maryann Shelton Bullett, Sponsor & Volunteer