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Charity supper, supporting a child through school in Bolivia
October 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm –10:00 pm£25
On behalf of Soroptimist International of Kingston Upon Thames, Naturally Chinese would like to invite you to join us for supper!
Operation Restoration works with children and teenagers who live on the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia to give them a future. Established in 1991, we now work among the 5,000+ street children that live on the streets of this city. Santa Cruz is one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America, having grown from a population of less than 700,000 in 1991 to more than 2.1 million in 2012.
The focus of our work is encouraging children and teenagers between 8 and 17 years of age, who live full-time on the streets, to leave streets, offering them the opportunity of coming into our Reception House, “El Toborochi”, before going on to one of our two Restoration Homes, “El Camino” for boys and “El Alfarero” for girls.
Once in one of our Restoration Homes they return to full-time education, are supported psychologically, socially and spiritually, with the aim of the youngsters finishing their high school education and preparation for adult life. They then move to our Reintegration Home where they are able to continue with higher education as they begin to gain their independence and establish themselves in the work place and in the society that once rejected them.