Weʼve raised £280 to Run 100 Miles for Educacion Plus
- Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire
- Funded on Sunday, 12th August 2018
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Description of Educación Plus Provided by the Crofton Baptist Church:
Educación Plus was started by Keith and Joy Holder in Costa Rica in 1994. It is a Christian project dedicated to preventing young people from the shanty towns becoming street children.
Education is one of the most important tools for breaking out of the poverty cycle which too often leads to the street. Although basic schooling is free in Costa Rica, uniforms and equipment cost too much for families who do not have enough to eat. Educación Plus enables the 500 or so children in the Project to complete their junior education. Where possible, it continues to help them in secondary school or into available professional training.
Educación Plus also recognises the special spiritual, emotional and practical problems created by living in shanty town conditions. It seeks to do this by running weekly Bible clubs, youth groups and sports activities. By sharing God's love in such ways, they seek to follow Jesus' example and minister to the families in every aspect of their lives.
I had the incredible privilege of witnessing the work Educación Plus do around San Jose in the summer of 2015. I also got to make friends with the many children and young people who willingly take part in the projects they run and took full advantage of the education in their local schools, to break the cycle of poverty they may otherwise be stuck in, expanding their horizon to see life outside of the shanty towns. The incredible pastoral care and bible study sessions, led by staff for children and young people, also offered them the guidance to explore the perspective of life they may not have known otherwise and live with a strong faith in Jesus Christ.
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Aug 5, 2018
Congratulations Andy, a worthy cause.
Aug 5, 2018
Still can't BELIEVE you ran 100 miles! So inspiring 😎
Aug 4, 2018
It was great to get to know you a bit over OIO and it's wonderful that you've done this. Hope you're recovering well now and hope the money makes a real difference to the lives of the children.
Aug 1, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
Strength to your elbow - and knees !
Jul 30, 2018
Best of luck Andy! We will be thinking about you! Love you lots! Xxx
Jul 29, 2018
You're insane for doing this. But goodluck
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