WHERE WE WORK
The Guatemala Hubs provide a place for vulnerable young people to gain trust and socialize among their peers and supportive adults. As they transition into adulthood, young people have opportunities to grow in faith and develop social skills as they begin to realise their God-given potential.
WE SUPPORT FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS FEELING ISOLATED AND FORGOTTEN, AND ARE THEREFORE AT RISK IN SOCIETY; THEY LACK CONFIDENCE, FEEL ALONE, AND HAVE LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO THEM. THEY ARE THEREFORE MORE LIKELY TO TURN TO CRIME OR FIND THEMSELVES AS VICTIMS OF EXPLOITATION.
WE SIMPLY BELIEVE IN YOUNG PEOPLE
We see in them great value and potential, a well of energy and with a huge longing for justice and truth. They are qualified by their experiences for greater things but may need some help and encouragement to achieve them. They have the potential to become change agents in their communities, using their past hurts and disappointments to encourage others like they were once, to not only survive but to thrive.
POVERTY AND HARDSHIP IS RIFE IN GUATEMALA, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE COME FROM BROKEN HOMES, HAVE DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL, ARE LIVING ON THE STREETS, SCAVENGE FOR FOOD AND SELLING THEIR BODIES TO SURVIVE – WHILST FACING VIOLENCE EVERY DAY. FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE, THEIR START IN LIFE HAS BEEN HOPELESS.
NICODEMUS, HAVE HELPED ME TO LEAVE THE STREETS, GET BACK INTO SOCIETY AND BE A YOUNG ADULT WITH PURPOSE AND DREAMS. I HAVE SEEN MANY CHANGES IN MY LIFE. I NEVER IMAGINED ACHIEVING WHAT I HAVE NOW."