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What a year!  Strength for the Journey continues our mission of educating children to help them emerge from poverty.  We did so during the worst of COVID, teaching in streets, in mountain chapels, and in front of homes.  

Now, also back teaching in Jamao and inside schools, we continue to help children learn how to read and hold classes in technology, art, and homework help.
Our children are all disadvantaged, living in substandard homes, attending inferior schools, and many, in families that survive on an income of less than $200 a month! 

Thanks to you, our results are impressive!  But we cannot continue without ongoing support. 

Won't you help?

We Have a New Home

As we continue to search for suitable, documented land to purchase, we moved to a new, temporary home.  For the time being, we will rent the first floor of a house using 2 (8' X 10')  bedrooms and the living room as classrooms.  Although the space is quite small, limiting class size and enrollment, the location is perfect and the rent is only $200 a month!  We are committed to continuing our search for land for a permanent home. We want you to know that your donations are safely set apart.  Should we not be successful in our search by September 2022, we will contact those of you who donated for this purpose to ask if you want your donation refunded.  


Did You Know?

In addition to our enrichment classes, Strength for the Journey works in Jamao and 5 mountain communities tutoring children who are unable to read.  Here are some interesting facts:

  • Almost 50% of our parents have less than a 3rd grade education.
  • We enroll 65 children ages 6 - 15 who attend public school but have not learned the alphabet or phonics, nor read a single word!
  • Our teachers work with each child on his/her specific level in groups of 3 or less.
  • In one year, 80% of our children improved 4 -6 reading levels.


Thank you, Donors!

Due to your generosity in the past months, SFTJ has been able to host summer camps for 130 children, and enroll 85 children in our current session of classes.  These generous friends are our Strength for the Journey!

Andrea Reichman, Alice Cook, D'Arcy Wright, Michelle Fitzthum, John Klaehn, Pat Seibert Mikklesen, Cathy and Ted Greene, Bjame Mikkelsen, David and Pat George, Tina and Mark Hablitzel, Aubri Them,  Diane and Harry Loso, Cheryl Kocher, Brent and Betty Smith, Barry Cover, Jennifer Meinke, Pat Hovis, Patsy Skinner, Jocelyn Kaufman, Joyce Isaac-Brown, Roger Akins, Sally Paumier, Anita Gribble (PC Kiwanis), and Marlene Gulas.

The SFTJ kids say Muchas Gracias!!!


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