Vision:
A world in which all boys and girls have their right of living, protection, development and participation assured, as the United Nations has established in the conduct of rights of the children.

Mission:
Create positive and lasting change in the life of boys and girls of Guatemala and the Copper Canyon area, who live in conditions of poor resources, through;  

1. EDUCATION: supporting the children with school supplies or uniforms, supporting the infrastructure of schools or communities, development of self-esteem.

2. FAMILY HELP: Supporting the families in case of emergencies; others, to help better their quality of houses with articles and/or materials.    CLICK here to HELP

 Raramuri children

Raramuri children

 Ichich family in 2002

Ichich family in 2002

The Raramuri need help to educate their children. Doug with the Hotel Paraiso del Oso, has been going out of his way to make sure they can get an education.  We like to help him.   You can donate to help him educate and house many a Raramuri boy and girl in the Copper Canyon.   Contact us for details.   

The boys and adults whom live in Guatemala face great challenges in order to develop.   Approximately 80% of the population lives in poor conditions and 60% in extreme poor conditions.    Illiteracy and poor nutrition is the highest in Latin America. The effects of 36 years of civil war and a long history of social, political and economic exclusion of the indigenous population, has resulted en a large majority of the population clamoring for access to health services, economic opportunities and education.

 Ichich Family in 2005

Ichich Family in 2005

Since 2002 we have been helping the Ichich family and their children attend school in Guatemala.  As Linda is now a single mother, we now focus on scholarships for their children Christian Jhonathan Ichich and Maria Victoria Ichich.

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 Vicky Icich 2006, age 8

Vicky Icich 2006, age 8

Letters translated of Christian and Vicky: 

Vicky's Letter 2015

My Name is Vicky, and I have many objectives and goals for this school year, which has just started, and I know with the help of God and with the help of people like you, who wish to support me this will be possible and become a reality. 

My dream, when I am older, is to start my own Architecture business.  And to graduate in order to work and help my family, as they do not have sufficient means to do this. Another of my dreams is to be an Architect and a Psychologist, as this attracts my attention and I like it very much!

One day, I would like to construct and decorate houses for other people, and that is why I wish to continue studying and have faith in God that others can support me to make this possible as my family does not count with the economic means necessary to help me.    I wish with all my heart that God will help you, take care of you and guard you wherever you go…

My best wishes to all your family… 

Success and blessings….

I hope to count with your support.  

Thank you,

Good day,    Vicky      CLICK here to HELP 

 Vicky in her new glasses with school friends, 2015 Age 16

Vicky in her new glasses with school friends, 2015 Age 16

Good Evening, Miss Tammy

Well, before anything, I want to study to improve my life, support my mom, start working to help out a little with the expenses of food and other costs, more than what is necessary and if I study I continue to learn in order to become an entrepreneur.  

 Christian and Friend from School

Christian and Friend from School

 Vicky and Christian siblings!

Vicky and Christian siblings!

The past year I learned a lot about hotel management which entails how it functions, how to manage, what are the hierarchies etc..  I also learned about tourism, I took trips throughout almost all of the country visiting archaeological sites, museum, regions and much more.  This year I wish to learn more about tourist places of Guatemala because I need to see a lot and investigate so much about what is tourism. 

This year I formed a soccer team besides my studies and we do not have uniforms, but I wish to find someone who can help us with uniforms in order to make our soccer team an excellent representative in the other areas we play as we have won, but our uniforms are very old and we need to buy new ones. 

I hope you have a very nice night and that this year, 2015, if filled with blessings for all. 

Sincerely, Christian

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Vicky’s letter 2011

Good Day,  

 Ichich family 2006

Ichich family 2006

Christian with Zimba, 2006 age 11

My name is Maria Victoria.  I am 13 years old.  My mother is Linda, my father is Santiago and my only brother is Christian and he is 15 years old, I am in the 6th grade.  I like to study a lot, I like to play and have fun with my friends, I have been a flag bearer (first in my class) for abut 5 years, as I said I love to study, I really love my studies, I like it and it fascinates me. I have fought a lot to reach my goals and my dreams, but unfortunately my parents do not have the necessary resources in order to help me with my studies.  I want to advance myself and to be a women who can fight and be victorious in life, When I am older I want to be a great Architect, I love architecture, I am fascinated with designing things.  I like to draw and paint, I feel that to be an Architect is a lofty dream and that with Gods help I can realize my dream.  I hope you can help me to realize my dreams. I will appreciate it with all my heart and believe me that my studies are the most important thing for me, in order to better my future and to be a great person, who can help her family.  And to those who need it, I hope you find yourself in good health and that God helps you and takes care of you wherever you wish to go.

Kisses and hugs,   Yours truly with affection, 

Happy Days. 

Victoria 

Have a great day.   

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 Vicky in the school play, 2011

Vicky in the school play, 2011

 Ichich famiy 2009

Ichich famiy 2009

Christian’s Letter 

Ciudad Vieja Sacatepeques, July 27, 2012. 

Dear Sir, 

I cordially wish you success in your labors.  

 Christian and his mother, Linda, pleased to be going through the donations of TRANSITIONS Foundation of Guatemala, 2013

Christian and his mother, Linda, pleased to be going through the donations of TRANSITIONS Foundation of Guatemala, 2013

By this letter I wish to thank you for the support that you have given to me in my studies, which helps me to continue fighting and preparing me academically, always, carrying in my heart that we have a God whom fills us with knowledge and understanding and that he puts in our lives generous people of a good heart like yourself.  

Hoping that the good Lord fills your life with blessings always.  

Sincerely yours, 

Christian Jhonatan Ichich Lopez 

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Maria Victoria (Vicky), 2014  message on facebook

 Vicky with her Mom, Linda, and her Aunt Carmen, 2014

Vicky with her Mom, Linda, and her Aunt Carmen, 2014

Good Day, 
I am Victoria, my goals that I have for the next year is to study a lot, to get excellent grades, to continue studying in order to better myself and to make something of myself in life.  
My great dream is to be an Architect when I am older, as I love to decorate. I know that this year is an excellent year for study, I am ready to make an effort towards my studies, this year will be a year full of success, in which, I hope to continue studying and pass.  

I will put forth all my strength and persistence to my studies as it is very important to me to continue studying, because I know that this will serve me in the future in order to do be somebody. 

Thank you, 
Vicky      

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