Why would a certified teacher choose to work in a small, damp, cinder block school in a dangerous squatter community? Why would they choose to work with children from homes of domestic violence and poverty? The Colegio de HOPE is an amazing example of ingenuity and persistence. The school provides quality education with loving attention to each child. The teachers work in poor conditions, with insufficient materials, teaching children who are often hungry. They do this because they believe in the power of education and affirmation as a way out of the cycle of poverty for the next generation of the railroad track children. A full time teacher earns $10.67 a day. You can support a teacher through the Adopt a Teacher program. Meet all the teachers here. A one-time donation of $3850 covers the annual salary of one teacher. Consider a partnership with your family, friends or colleagues to support one of these amazing teachers.
For example, if five friends join together, the cost is $64 a month per person. That is $2.13 a day- less than a Starbucks latte. All donations are tax deductible.