Registration tables were crowded with parents trying to get their children into the Latin America ChildCare-sponsored school about to open in the barrio. Along came little Manuel, all by himself, asking if he could go to school with the other children. “Mama and papa don’t really want me to come to school,” he explained, “they want me to stay home and take care of my younger brothers and sisters. I want to go to school. I don’t want to grow up stupid. I will go back to kindergarten if I have to, if it means I can go to school and learn.”
Our school administration found a way for Manuel to go to school. There are 100,000 children like Manuel in the Latin America ChildCare program today, in 21 countries. Please help us reach out to another little one like Manuel.