The Payatas kids return to school in June. It is an exciting time for those kids that do not stay with their families to search for recyclables rather than be educated.
This is not without some frustration as the children must wear shoes to school and most kids wear flip flops all year long. Without the shoes, they can not attend.
They also need school supplies. A bag, note books, paper, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons,and other incidentals. Without the proper supplies, they can attend school but can only watch the others do their work.
For the older ones there is tuition and fare to get back and forth along with books.
Many families do not have the money and they will tell their children, "Sorry but no school this year." Eventually, the children grow up without school and wind up working garbage for the rest of their lives.
That is where PMO/PBC comes in. Right now we are trying to raise $700 of which we already have $190. With the $700, we should be able to buy the shoes and supplies needed for about 50 kids.
We have been doing this for the last ten years and our kids have been consistently in school. We use our personal money as well as the donations we get to accomplish this.
These little ones love Jesus and He blesses them. They will grow up to become good Christian adults who can supply the needs of their families.
Please pray for the needs here at Payatas.