Happy International Day of the Girl

Imagine nine girls in hopeless situations; abused, neglected, and forgotten.

Imagine hundreds of young girls struggling to survive—an education being the least of their worries.

HON1664Today, on the International Day of the Girl we thank the Lord and all of you, whose support allows those nine girls to live together as a family in the girl’s orphanage, and for providing education and basic necessities for hundreds of girls.

The International Day of the Girl was established in 2011 by the United Nations in effort to raise awareness about the challenges faced by girls all over the world. This year’s focus is on education.

It is easy to take for granted the quality free education offered here in the US. However, most of the world is not so fortunate.

In Honduras, many people suffer from the terrible cycle of poverty which is stemmed from aHON0665 lack of education. But with teachers on strike sometimes over half of the school year, it is nearly impossible to receive an adequate education.

Girls with no education are often left homeless or dependent on a man, while struggling to provide for themselves or their family.

HON0698Here at POI we work to bridge the gap left by the education system. In addition to our nine girls in the orphanage, over 400 children, boys and girls alike are provided with tutoring and basic reinforcement lessons everyday by our certified teachers.

With an education, these girls will have the opportunity to get a job or even attend college.HON1304

By meeting these basic needs, doors are opened to share the love of Christ not only with these children, but with their families as well.

Please take some time today to pray for girls all over the world.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1

 

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