I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for one hour to arrive to the feeding program. I am Jade Soraida Alitza. I am 4 years old and I will have my birthday in September. I take classes in my village and I am a kindergarten student. My school is about two minutes away from my home. I love Artistic Expression but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. I play with my dolls and toy dishes in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my grandparents, parents, siblings and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework, and my father’s job consists of farming the land. He grows corn and black beans for our consumption; he also goes to work to the coast for some months. We are members of a church called Prince of Peace New Covenant but it is closed for now. 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!
Jade Soraida Alitza Mendez Simaj
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