|CASA AMPARO: From "Throwaway" Kids to Scholars
Mission Statement: To raise former street girls out of the dangers of prostitution, poverty and disease through education and an environment of dignity and security. Providing a teacher and support leads to literate and self-sufficient citizens.
We stand ready to provide our experience to others who want to change the lives of children in jeopardy through education.
The Casa Amparo project is dedicated to the goal of providing young
women, otherwise destined for a grim future, with the essential tools
required today for a successful, independent, fulfilling life. |
Over the last 12 years, Rotarians have helped build furniture, provided washing machines and computers with Rotary International grants, and endowed a teaching position at Casa Amparo itself. Now Casa girls are finding work and have hope.
Watch for additional news, developments, information, pictures, and letters from Casa Amparo residents.
A mission trip to Casa Amparo itself takes place every year in late winter. If you wish to join us, please get in touch through the contact page. This opportunity, which will repeated in six months, is rapidly approaching, so express your interest today.
As you can imagine, Casa Amparo has extraordinary demands when it comes to various forms of support, including funding. We welcome your donations, which can take one of several forms and is tax-deductible. Please see our donation information to see how you can help us, even if you cannot join us on our travels to see and help out at Casa Amparo.