Little Known Help Zone just sponsored our student Julio for his 3rd year of school through Mayan Families.
Julio is a bright young boy studying accounting and doing incredibly well. We are excited to see his potential, and any further donations to help out him, his mother, and 4 siblings would be incredibly helpful.
We are still waiting to hear how he and his family is doing after his misfortunate period of energy lapse and malnutrition and will keep you updated.
If you remember, Little Known Help Zone sponsored Julio Ruiz’s school for 2 years, and also purchased a bed for his family.
We were just made aware that Julio has been suffering medically due to malnutrition, and although Little Known Help Zone has been helping out, the more aid his family receives, the better.
If you are interested in sponsoring food for Julio’s family, go to https://www.mayanfamilies.org/donate/simple and specify your donation for student number #2684. Any bit helps, and we thank you for your support of Julio!
On March 1st, Little Known Help Zone held their first event for the Spring Semester promoting labor rights and equality in Central America. This study hour featured light food and Tea from the Chirrepeco Cooperative, a Guatemalan tea coop that practices unionization and voting rights, as well as fair wages and women’s empowerment. The even was a great way to unwind and study for midterms while supporting a great cause and reflecting on fair labor practices!
It’s time again for Mayan Children Sponsorships so they can go to school, and Little Known Help Zone has responsored the past sponsored student Julio Cesar to continue for another year of school. This was made possible by generous donations during Bryn Mawr events and through speaking at PETE&C. For $360, Julio will attend school for another year and further his education which would otherwise be impossible.
If you remember, LKHZ has sponsored two students in the past, including Julio Cesar. The other student, Brenda, is graduating this year, but Julio still has a few years in high school to go. LKHZ also donated a bed to Julio’s family in December.
Once Julio finishes school, LKHZ will stop student sponsorships for the moment to create a more comprehensive program that is more inclusive of children in need rather than of specific students.
Last night, LKHZ received wonderful news from Mayan Families. Julio received his bed and mattress for Christmas. The bed is beautiful and crafted by the Mayan Families workshop, so there’s a double benefit of employing young boys and helping a family.
This bed was much needed for Julio’s family, 5 people previously shared 2 beds, so this third bed will allow the family to spread out and get better rest.
In addition to sponsoring students, LKHZ contributes to student’s outside needs in hopes of limiting distractions and encouraging more learning at school.
Check out the pictures below!
Just in time for Christmas, LKHZ utilized the money from December successes to donate a bed to sponsored student Julio’s family. Right now, the family of 5 shares 2 beds, so this extra bed will be a huge relief for the family. For $170, Julio will receive a bed and a mattress, made by the organization Mayan Families’ workshop (that also commissions other young Mayan students in the trade craft of furniture making, supplying them with a skill and income).
If you would like to give back this holiday season, consider donating a set of sheets for $25 to Julio’s family as well. Comment below or email to learn how to donate.
LKHZ’s sponsored student, Brenda Johana, is graduating from high school. She plans on working to support her family. We are so proud of her accomplishments, and the theme of the LKHZ interest meeting was a graduation party.
The event both celebrated her graduation and garnered interest for starting a Bryn Mawr College LKHZ club. For the club, there were informational sheets, a sign up sheet, and a raffle to win a key bracelet. To enter the raffle, guests could either follow on twitter or like on Facebook.
To celebrate the graduation, there was a card for guests to sign, mini cupcakes, sparkling lemonade, and festive paper products!
The meeting was during finals week, but the turnout needed for starting a club was met.
See the picture of the fun party!