Seeds of Hope #nicaragua🇳🇮
Madres haciendo enchiladas de pollo, tamales, y cafe por el graduación🌽🥘🥟☕️🍮
This is what love looks like! A community coming together to gather and celebrate the education of these young people. These students come after a full day of school to learn more tangible skills to help them get jobs, and succeed in a career they are passionate about. They are learning English, playing soccer, creating art, and learning how to have healthy relationships. We are striving to change the culture in El Salvador from violence and hatred, to love for our brothers and sisters. Congratulations to this session’s graduates!! And thank you to Ms. Madai Solis, the director of Seeds of Hope El Salvador. She does so much work to keep everything going, and also teaches many of the classes too. And thank you to the mothers who cooked for several hours to provide food for the ceremony, and to everyone who comes early to help decorate and set everything up. It is so beautiful to see how this celebration brings the whole community together. 🙏🏼
@seedsofhope_int has a new logo!!! 🕊🕊🕊 Our mission is to bring Peace, Hope, and Love to the world, and we are doing this through our transformative after school program for at-risk youth. We are currently located in #costarica, #nicaragua, and #elsalvador. 🌏 The dove is symbolic for bringing peace, and the loving presence of the Holy Spirit ✞🕊This dove is carrying a Moringa branch because Seeds of Hope has created an agricultural micro-business opportunity for Moringa cultivation. 🌿🌿🌿 Moringa is a medicinal miracle tree that is drought resistant, a cure for hundreds of diseases, and can purify unsanitary drinking water. 💧Moringa seeds are the Seeds of Hope that will bring these communities healing from disease, clean water, and new employment opportunities. #plantingseedsofhope ➺ ➺ ➺ Thank you to the extremely talented @sydneynoellephoto for creating this for us!!! Check out her surreal wedding & engagement photography!
Practicing the song “Oceans” for the graduation ceremony 🎤🥰🌊 “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters wherever you would call me, take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.”
Planting beans 🌱🌱
Happy #internationalwomensday from Costa Rica, El Salvador. and Nicaragua! 💋💗🚺👑💪🏽🌍 We love getting to support these beautiful young women, they inspire us in their strength and courage to rise up and be the change they wish to see in the world around them. #whorunstheworld
Cha cha slide with pregnant Mrs. Amanda 💗💃🏼🤰🏼💃🏼💃🏼
Seeds of Hope Sprouts Program 🌱 Where kids ages 9-13 can come to learn English, play games, and receive a plate of beans and rice each time they come to class!
“If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table not a taller fence.” 💒#peaceforelsalvador
Seeds of Hope Nicaragua has officially opened! We are so thankful that Keilan is bringing this program to her community in San Marcos. 🇳🇮 There is a great need in her town for access to education and opportunities that will help to transform the lives of young people who are living in extreme poverty.
Field trip paseo to #manuelantonionationalpark !!! 🌴🌊🐠🐊🐒
Last class of the session at Seeds of Hope El Salvador 🙌🏼
Two of the classes taught in the Seeds of Hope after school program are: What is Sexual Exploitation?, and Human Trafficking. This is part of the curriculum because Costa Rica is on the tier 2 watch list for human trafficking, which means the country is making very little effort to combat this issue. One of the main reasons sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors is such a problem is due to the fact that prostitution is legal. When millions are living in poverty, selling sex is legal, and the majority of the economy relies on American tourism... it’s no wonder that this has become a recognized currency. Seeds of Hope is honored to be partnered with the United Nations Blue Hearts Campaign Against Human Trafficking💙 Part of this mission is to use these classes as a way to open up discussion about these topics that have so much shame, fear, and guilt surrounding them. The goal of these classes is prevention, in order to bring awareness about these injustices and teach these young women that they are worth so much more than what their bodies can be bought and sold for. We are teaching these young adults that these things are not normal, and if they have been a victim of molestation, sexual exploitation, or trafficking, that they can use their voice to speak out about these crimes. #enditmovement❌ #blueheartcampaign #unitednations #unodc
🌈We love these girls!!!❤️ They are true examples of what it means to transcend circumstances; no matter how difficult life can be, they show up every day after a full day of school, willing to learn new things, and let the peace of Jesus reign in their hearts. ✨
Kayla and Penny representing Seeds of Hope at @thepescadora Billfish Championship in Quepos! 🐟🎣🐟
Not the worst place to work! 😜#sodamargarita
The girls are learning about how healthy it is to move and exercise their bodies in aerobics class! 👯♀️✨👟