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The Mano Amiga San Antonio school is located in a rural area of the “Departamento de La Paz,” near the central coast of El Salvador. The families with children in the Mano Amiga school come from the municipalities of Santiago Nonualco, San Pedro Masahuat and San Luis La Herradura, in the district of La Paz. The majority of families have very scarce economic resources, with low incomes. Most of them work in the informal sector as fishermen, market vendors, sugar cane planters; and those who work in the formal sector have a high level of instability. Mano Amiga San Antonio strives to provide to families in the community with opportunities as well.

Meet the Mano Amiga Students

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Cristobal Aparicio

Cristobal Aparicio

Hello, my name Cristobal Daniel Aparicio Baires. I live with my parents and 1 sibling. I am 10 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Art, and I like to play soccer. At home, I help clean the house. When I grow up, I want to be a Mechanic.

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Corazon de Maria Guzman

Corazon de Maria Guzman Avalos

Hello, my name Corazon de Maria Guzman Avalos. I live with my parents and 3 siblings. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Art. At home, I help clean and sweep. When I grow up, I want to be a Teacher.

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Fernando Cruz

Fernando Jose Cruz Lima

Hello, my name Fernando Jose Cruz Lima. I live with my mother, grandmother and 2 siblings. I am 12 years old. Currently, I am in 6th Grade. My favorite subject is Math, and I like to play hide and seek. At home, I help washing dishes. When I grow up, I want to be a Doctor.

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Ashley Lopez

Ashley Nahomy Lopez Mendoza

Hello, my name Ashley Nahomy Lopez Mendoza. I live with my mother and 1 sibling. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Art, and I love jumping the rope. At home, I help my mom clean. When I grow up, I want to be a Professional Dancer.

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Juan Carlos Gonzales

Juan Carlos Gonzales Escobar

Hello, my name Juan Carlos Gonzales Escobar. I live with my parents. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Math, and I like to play soccer. At home, I help my mom clean. When I grow up, I want to be a Policeman.

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Jorge Ardon

Jorge Nehemias Ardon Hidalgo

Hello, my name Jorge Nehemias Ardon Hidalgo. I live with my mother and 1 sibling. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Math, and I like to play soccer. At home, I like to help my mom. When I grow up, I want to be a Veterinarian.

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Genesis Lopez

Genesis Judith Lopez Carranza

Hello, my name Genesis Judith Lopez Carranza. I live with my parents and 5 siblings. I am 10 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Science, and I like to watch TV. At home, I help my mom clean. When I grow up, I want to be a Psychologist.

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Oscar Diaz

Oscar Alejandro Diaz Hernandez

Hello, my name Oscar Alejandro Diaz. I live with my parents and 1 sibling. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Art, and I like to play soccer. At home, I help washing dishes. When I grow up, I want to be a Veterinarian.

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Rosario Pintor

Rosario Guadalupe Pinto Rodriguez

Hello, my name Rosario Guadalupe Pinto Rodriguez. I live with my parents and 3 siblings. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Languages, and I love playing with dolls. At home, I help my mom clean. When I grow up, I want to be a Fashion Designer.

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Javier Rivas

Javier Eduardo Rivas

Hello, my name Javier Eduardo Rivas. I live with my mother. I am 11 years old. Currently, I am in 5th Grade. My favorite subject is Languages, and I like to play soccer. At home, I help my mom clean. When I grow up, I want to be a Teacher.

Mano Amiga San Antonio

Students: 414
Founded:  2002
Location: San Antonio, El Salvador

The educational model of the Mano Amiga San Antonio school is based on the dignity of the human person. It provides children and youth who are in poverty and in vulnerable conditions the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive high level Catholic education; where they learn human, moral and spiritual principles; as well as values to strengthen the family, break the cycle of poverty, overcome the threat of social violence, and achieve personal, family and community development.

Fr. Miguel Cavalle Puig L.C., Mano Amiga El Salvador

 

Students and families can also receive the Sacraments weekly and get to participate in a fully functioning church community. Father Miguel Cavalle Puig L.C., who leads the Mano Amiga program in El Salvador, is thankful for donors.  Without your help these children might end up on the streets, begging and surrounded by crime and violence.

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