Written by 7th grade students Annie Dant, Sarah Martin, Hannah Regan
Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia and surrounding parishes were visited by orphans from the country of El Salvador. El Salvador, located in Central America is the home of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, (NPH). NPH is an organization that cares for abandoned, abused, and homeless children. The children from NPH came to spread awareness and collect funds for their foundation by singing and dancing.
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Out of the 10 visiting children, six of them danced and four played instruments and sang. They performed beautiful traditional dances accompanied by guitars, drums, and accordions.
Not only did they visit Holy Cross and surrounding catholic parishes, they extended their talents to local businesses as well. They also had a chance to visit our wonderful city of Chicago.
" I liked it because it was a chance to help them and meet them and learn about their culture," Caroline Barrett, a middle school girl at Holy Cross, said this after having three El Salvador girls stay at her home.
"The El Salvador girls that my family hosted became like sisters to me," Hannah Regan, another middle school girl at Holy Cross, said this after hosting two girls.
Now after that amazing experience she had, her family sponsors the two El salvador girls.
This involves not only giving money to NPH, but communicating with your sponsored children. You can send cards and little presents. Now you can help these children. NPH has a new support program. You can make these amazing children's lives easier and happier.
These El Salvador children have given us the chance to see their amazing talents now it is our turn to give them something in return. So many people got the chance to see their amazing talented performances. Give these children the chance to live the life they have always dreamed. The future of NPH depends on you.
Tricia Weis, Principal, Holy Cross School