I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for twenty-six minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Winslet Nohemi but everybody affectionately calls me Gorda. I am 8 years old and I will have my birthday in January. I take classes in a school called Jesus Castro Gomez and I am a second-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but Katchiquel Language is a little difficult for me. At the moment, I am receiving my homework through WhatsApp. I play with my siblings and help with the household chores in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my mother, stepfather, siblings and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework, and my stepfather’s job consists of unloading coconuts from trucks in the market. We are members of a church called Burnt Offering to the King but it is closed for now; we hear the services online. I am grateful to God because we all are in good health. In spite of the hard health situation that we are currently facing in our country, our Lord has been taking care of us. We trust in our Lord's mercy and that He will put His healing hands over all people who are suffering during this pandemic. I would like to receive a letter from you and have the opportunity to share our life experiences with each other.
Thinking of you!
Winslet Nohemi Arias Ramirez
AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again. However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary-Antigua