A new narrative for Fonseca

Jul 19, 2017
By World Vision; Edited by Leanna Cappiello

The town of Fonseca has been affected by conflict and poor educational facilities for years. Now, hope is reborn, and with the help of World Vision, locals write a new story for the children of this region.

For a long time, several families kept their children from attending school out of fear of being confronted with street violence. Now, since World Vision began supporting the sub community, the desire for education has increased among youth.

One high school student is eager to get started on his postsecondary education. "I want to go out and study bachelor's degree in physical education. I like sports and I want to pass it on to other boys and girls," says Henry. In his school game of soccer, he scores several goals. He hopes to improve him skills even more, and become like his favourite soccer player, Lionel Messi.

Andrea, another teen in the tenth grade, takes advantage of her free time for poetry and literature. She writes, "There are people in the world who have a beautiful mission: to promote peace among people, progress and education. Thank you so much for what you do for us. Bring us faith, hope and tomorrow we will be different."

More than 400 students Like Andrea and Henry in Fonseca have been impacted by the World Vision's recent work to improve educational facilities. With the support of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 19 sanitation stations were installed locally. 

Improving the educational experience through higher learning, safer classrooms and improved facilities, schools will attract higher enrolment and better attendance. It's certainly a joy for Fonseca to have safe, clean environments to children to learn.

Here, dreams like Henry's physical education and Andrea's writing career can now be possible.