I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I take fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Victor Emanuel but everybody affectionately calls me Corleto. I am 14 years old and my birthday was in January. I take classes in my village and I am a sixth-grade student. My school is about five minutes away from my home. I love Artistic Expression but Social Science is a little difficult for me. In my free time, I like to draw and I am learning mechanical works. I am receiving and sending my homework by whatsapp due to the pandemic.
The people who live in the house are my father and me. My father is a mechanic. Thank God, he continues working in spite of the current situation. Unfortunately, my mother abandoned us many years ago and we do not know anything about her. We are members of a Church. 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!
Victor Emanuel Noriega Corleto
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: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua