I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Elvin Alexander. I am 12 years old and I had my birthday in June. I take classes in my village and I am a third-grade student again. My school is about fifteen minutes away from my home. I love Artistic Expression but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. At the moment, I go to bring my study guides and homework to school every fifteen days. I help my parents with their duties in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us, looking after her domestic animals and doing the housework, and my father’s job consists of farming the land. Thank God, the pandemic has not affected my family. We are members of the Catholic Church 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!
Elvin Alexander Benito Calachij
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