"..look after orphans and widows in their distress" --James 1:27
What does Prince of Peace offer the girls?
Prince of Peace in now in its 25th year as a home! God had granted the Home great favor and we all feel a special responsiblity to insure the girls have every opportunity to grow into productive Guatemalan citizens. Our goal is to provide all the tools possible, education, counseling and the opportunity for our girls to get a job when they leave the home. The home is somewhat unique in that we have a full time education director, psychologist and social worker to teach, promote healing and provide a safe, loving environment.
Education is the future!
It has been said on many occasions that educating young women is the way to change a culture. We at Prince of Peace believe along with providing a safe spiritual environment that allows for emotional healing that a quality education will provide the girls with lasting tools for long term growth.
The past year has been an exciting one at prince of peace in regards to education. Last October the Board of the Home met with a special focus on improving the girls education.
There were many needs identified that include:
It was evident that a system to quickly identify the education levels of the girls when they arrived at the Home was needed. An evaluation was developed to insure the Girls would each get the personal attention needed for their education and prevent frustrations that can come from a new environment.
Enhancing the curriculum of 1-6 grades that would allow greater success in later years as the girls go off site to Junior High. This resulted in the addition of a Math and English curriculum.
Provide tutoring for the Girls in Junior high and the university age groups.
Development of an education path that would provide the skills need for opportunities after leaving Prince of Peace.
Need for continued development of the current teachers.
We are also very proud of Maria Mendez for being the first alumni of Prince of Peace to graduate from college! Maria graduated from College of the Ozarks with a Business Major and a Minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has returned home to Guatemala and is working at CitiBank International in Guatemala City.
This is just the beginning of Gods blessings with Prince of Peace and Education. We are thankful for your prayers and support.
Safety and Security are essential for the girls
We are so fortunate to have Vilma De la Cruz as our social worker. Vilma grew up in the home and went on to obtain her degree in Social Work from the University. She is now studying law. Vilma wears a lot of hats within Prince of Peace doing many of the following things every day.
These items are critical to Prince of Peace having excellent relationships with the court systems in Guatemala and we are so thankful to have Vilma with us.
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