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Dallas Jesuit Youth Delegation

REFORESTATION IN EL SAUCE CEIBA volunteer Chris Proctor raises money to purchase the 300 trees, organic fertilizer, transport, and workshop one tree planting and care 101 with CEIBA agronomist Vladimir Jimenez on pages 2-3

Construction Begins on the El Sauce Computer Center, Page 14

My Life Project Youth Retreat in El Sauce


with Youth Groups Programas de Becas El Taquillo and Renacer from Calle Real, led by past Ceiba Volunteer and fundraiser Jenna Knapp. Her reflections below

Though the country of El Salvador is quite small, I am always shocked by the fact that most youth here simply do not have the opportunity to leave the tiny bubbles of their home communities. In our community in Calle Real, for example, the youth have been organized for 5 years now in a youth group, but often feel that they are the only youth who care about community organization and thinking outside of the box. They have few chances to meet with other organized youth and dream together about what they could create if only they believed in their own potential and began searching for allies in their quest to improve their communities. For this reason, the youth exchange we took part in with the JUBDIS group in El Sauce together with the Becarios youth group from Taquillo was particularly exciting for the urban youth of Calle Real, who were inspired by the work of youth their age in other parts of the country. Between reforestation, icebreakers, soccer games, and a late night bonfire reflection the youth were able to shed the barriers that often divide them and learn from their shared experiences and hopes for the future. Members of the Calle Real youth group were particularly astounded by the fact that the youth in El Sauce had successfully coordinated with the community board of directors as well as foreign donors in order to begin the construction of a computer center in their very own community. It has always been a far-fetched dream of the youth in Calle Real to start a similar center, but for lack of connections and self-confidence it has never gotten off the ground. After this experience, however, this dream was renewed, and several of the youth have begun petitioning the local government to aid in a similar construction in our community. It was an awesome experience for CEIBA to be so supported by community leaders, who helped clean the community center to prepare for the youth to come, and help me wash dishes until 10pm so the kids could have hot chocolate around the bonfire. The highlight of the retreat was Jennas idea to have the kids talk about their dreams, and write down on two pieces of paper all the obstacles and all the support they had to complete such dreams. At the culmination of the retreat, they planted all the support they had to live their dreams and burn the paper with obstacles to symbolize how they could not let their own obstacles weigh them down. There were some tears shed around the fire as the kids silently reflected on their difficult situations of alcoholism, the challenges of being a young parent at age 17, a lack of education or funds to study the degree they really wanted, and more. We ended the evening with the now famous drum line, and many members of the community came out of their houses to dance with us in the middle of the soccer field. I was later told my older members of the community that they had not heard good clean fun like that in quite a long time.

We hope the Calle Real or the El Taquillo group invites the youth back to their own communities, to help out with a service project and to continue dreaming, analyzing about the countrys issues, and to enjoying being young and alive, of which we are unfortunately reminded of in El Salvador everyday, is a magical and unique gift.

Planting 300 trees on the side of a mountain jungle is really, really hard.
But in El Salvador, its pretty important. In a country with only 2% forest cover lever, there is not much to conserve. Furthermore forests provide the important environ mental service of ground water filtration, reducing surface runoff. While some trees accomplish this better than others, in general the large shade canopy reduces the velocity of rain allowing it to slowly filters down into the water table and aquifers. Thus, reforestation can both reduce landslides by reducing topsoil saturation during storms while increasing the amount of water available in aquifers. These are 2 important services for El Sauce, not only because they experience the risk of landslides but also because they manage their own water system, and there is not enough to go around. The communitys water system pumps ground water into the pila (cement washbasins) at each home almost every other day in the heart of the rainy season. However, in the driest months of March and April and until the first rain, water may only be available once every other week, making cooking, washing, and bathing a luxury.

Thus, when the community board of El Sauce asked CEIBA to help find trees and plan a reforestation project in order to increase water availability for the future growing populations of El Sauce, we were thrilled to support their request. CEIBA volunteer (and SCU alum 07) Chris Proctor (see page 7) raised money to purchase the 300 trees, organic fertilizer, transport, and workshop one tree planting and care 101 with CEIBA agronomist Vladimir Jimenez. The initial project investment was $412 in materials, and the community organized volunteers to plant.

The 2 manzanas (about 3.5 acres) of communal land marked for reforestation had not been touched in over 30 years, and was overgrown with vines choking back the few trees remaining on the land. We spent 4 full Saturdays in April and May with community members, kids as young as 10 to youth from JUBDIS to 78 year old Nina Conchita hacking away at vines bigger than your arm with machetes, just trying to prepare a healthy space to plant tree that would thrive. Vladimir helped choose the 5 varieties that would provide the best matrix of soil stabilization and water filtration: cerezo, cortez blanco, tamarindo, guachipilin, and of course, ceiba.

We did the first major tree planting in June, as part of a retreat called My Life Project (see page 2) and 40 Salvadoran youth, from the marginal urban youth of Calle Real who had never dug a shovel into real dirt, to the youth from rural community El Taquillo for whom planting trees was easier than the subsistence farming they are accompanied to. It took all day and 50 people to plant only 30 trees, as in addition to clearing the area, you have to be cautious to not fall off the mountainside while hauling the 100 pound bags of bokachi fertilizer to each tree planting site. Volunteers Nate and Matt (see page 8) because experts at hauling vine debris down the steep sliding hillside.

The second major planting in July was with the USA youth of Dallas Jesuit high school, all of whom wielded machetes for the first time, and together with the El Sauce youth we planted another round of trees. Through these 2 events and other small plantings, we have planted only half of the 300 trees! The other 150 trees were planted with the help of the ADESCO (local community board) who required each family in the community to plant one tree or pay a fine of $3 to the community water fund .These trees were planted in September, so that by the end of the rainy season in November, the trees roots take to the soil in a healthy way, and also so that the community will not have to painstakingly water the trees bucket by bucket hiking from the river up the mountain.

Reflection From the Dallas Jesuit Youth Delegation:


At the end of June, we had what may have been our best delegation yet. There words tell the story.

Stephen Yaeger
When I was in El Salvador, I had the amazing opportunity to experience Central American culture and learn about Salvadoran lifestyle, while also helping the community in El Sauce. I had a lot of fun making friends with the local families, even if communication was difficult at times. On the work days, when we planted trees in the forest near the community and helped construct a computer center, I had great conversations with the Salvadorans about their lives, language, and El Salvador in general. On the other days, I learned about the hardships that the country has gone through in the last few decades, the most recent of which being gang presence and natural disasters, and about the history of the Catholic Church and Oscar Romero there. Overall, I am very glad to have had this incredible experience and will never forget it.

Jackie Chan (Justin Kang)


I really miss El Salvador and the community of El Sauce. I remember the home we stayed in; even though we had some trouble with communication, Henri and his family were extremely understanding and did a wonderful job of making me feel at home. A memory in specific was the first time I had a pupusa. We pulled up as a group to the square, sat down at about 6 tables put together and waited in anticipation for the pupusas. I saw Beth walking towards us with the tray full of them and couldnt wait for the first bite. I received my pupusa and instantly fell in love; I had about 4 -5 more soon after and had my fill. This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten as well as a solid experience of the culture of El Salvador. I wish today that I could have another pupusa straight from the grill. Also a memory and experience I think about at home is the hike up the volcano. The brutal hike both up and down was an experience I will never forget; the knee breaking slopes, the breathtaking views, and at the end, a volcanic lake (Ilopango). The hike up was difficult, but it was worth it to bring water to the community, hear their stories of natural disasters wreaking havoc on their lives and what we can do to help, the food we had including the peppers, and the swim in the lake. All of these, I cannot do in Texas. Also, the hike backup the mountain was brutal but the rewarding breath of air once I reached the top was relieving. All of these memories stick in my head and I will never forget them. This is an experience I will never forget and am glad I was given the opportunity to come on this trip. I would not give up this experience for anything.

Justin Rotich
El Salvador was such a humbling, adventurous experience for me. Being able to learn and see firsthand, the struggles and difficulties that many Salvadorians have experienced over the years was truly touching. I love the fact that the native people still continue to celebrate and cherish each other as family with the little they may own. During my visit, my host family (Wilbur), ensured that everything I were to need was taken care of. From playing soccer, to helping build the community center, everything thing that we did was a fun, worthwhile experience. If I were given the opportunity to, I would definitely go back to spend more time with the Salvadorians. I felt apart of their family when I was there and to this day I still feel apart of their family.

The Passionist Social Service (SSPAS) requested CEIBA to host a youth exchange in Santiago Texacuangos to help teach youth in the SSPAS formation school in urban, marginal areas of San Salvador of Mejicanos, Cuscatancingo, and Ayutuxtepeque. The youth in the SSPAS program were learning about the environment in this program, and wanted to take a Saturday to learn from other youth about living with disaster risk to think about developing projects for their own communities. 30 youth from the SSPAS program visited Joya Grande the morning of January 21st and watched the youth group of Joya Grande explain photos of Hurricane Ida, and see the different mitigation works the community has done (like filling the Borborllon Sinkhole), and how the youth group reacts in a disaster. We spent the afternoon in El Sauce, where JUBDIS presented their experiences running a trauma therapy program in the shelter in their own community. After the exchange, there was an El Sauce vs SSPAS soccer game, and of course, El Sauce won 6-1! This wonderful inspired has inspired us to do an children`s summit with SSPAS at the end of May (featured in this newsletter on page 9!) donate now to support children`s participatory education!

Chris Proctor, 27, account executive - enterprise sales, Economist Intelligence Unit (research division of The Economist magazine)
If you havent ridden on top of a flat bed truck with 800 lbs. of fertilizer and 300 trees through the streets of San Salvador, you havent lived
Chris, a fellow Santa Clara alum, avid environmentalist, gardener, and antifracking activist. (If you dont know what fracking is google it right now- its a hot US environmental issue), fundraised over $900 to buy organic indigenous seeds, fertilizer, and erosion-preventing vetiver grass for farmers from Santa Maria and Anmutpsicals Casa Verde gardening project; purchase another water tank and tubing for the Santa Maria organic tomato project expansion, and fund the 300 tree El Sauce reforestation project. An excerpt from his blog piece below. Full text found here: http:// www.friendsofsantamaria.blogspot.com/2012/05/reforestation-in-el-sauce.html Chris spent a week with us in El Salvador in April.

With the clang of machetes from the thick vine cover, we learned that the first step, as decided by community leaders and the agronomist, was to remove the invasive vines covering the hillside. The hillside appears green and lush, but it is really covered with invasive vines that suck up water, and choke the existing trees, killing them, and blocking sunlight for any new saplings. The roots of the vines are very shallow, providing little to no protection from soil erosion.

What to do? Machete the entire side of the hill to cut out the vines. I picked up my newly purchased machete (which I was planning to use to cut tall grass in my NYC garden not one inch thick vines!), and started to hack away at what I could. I tried to copy the 10 -year-old kids wielding their machetes with ease, but was getting nowhere. What was I doing wrong? Finally, one of the boys pointed out that mine was completely unsharpened, and basically useless. Phew, so it wasnt me who was incompetent, but my macheteor at least thats what Ill pretend. We were invited in to Henrys house for lunch, and had the most delicious cheese, fresh tortillas, avocado and boiled vegetables. The most striking part for me was the familys water, a giant blue barrel of murky, silty water feeding into a concrete sink. This water is what they use for drinking, bathing, cooking, everything. I immediately thought of my own battle to protect our water in New York state against hydraulic fracturing (a kind of gas drilling), and saw first hand how precious water is. I felt anger and guilt thinking about how easily we take clean water for granted in the US, and the how often we use it for trivial purposes - but here was a family with no choice. This is their only life-giving water.

Nate Sapp, (left) 21, Business Founder and General Manager, Froyo http:// www.froyotreats.com/ Matt Gibson, (right) 21 Assistant Manager at Car Wash King/ Associate for Indianapolis Dent Company.

From Indianapolis, Indiana The Sapp family donated $800 to start the youth computer center in El Sauce, and Nate and Matt came down for a week this May to purchase materials and begin construction. Having both worked in construction in the US, they were shocked to see that we had no power tools to get the job done, but instead had to painstaking chisel away at the existing concrete with sledgehammers to clear an area adequate for the foundation. The Salvadorans were pretty impressed with their strength and determination, and enjoyed hanging out with young males their age. Tito was especially excited to show Nate around the carpentry shop where he works, since Nate knew a good deal about carpentry. Nate and Matt also happened to be in El Sauce the weekend that we had planned a Youth Exchange with 2 other youth groups in El Sauce (see page 2). As part of the weekend, we spent a day planting trees. Nate and Matt had a particularly good time hacking away at the jungle with their new machetes and sliding on top of the brush down the mountainside. We ended their week with a bonfire and youth drum line, with the Sonicos from Santo Tomas, which Nate and Matt described as their favorite moment of the week. As we said our goodbyes, Tito told me to hold on a few minutes, and he rushed back to his home to give Nate an El Salvador hat. This is for Lil Ice, he said with a grin. Lil Ice (Nates nick name for having started an Ice Cream company) graciously received the gift. Thanks for coming boys! The El Sauce kids still ask about Lil Ice and the Carwashman.

Objective: Children from different communities in El Salvador learn from one anothers experiences and strengthen their leadership abilities through sharing their knowledge and teaching others what they have learned in their respective formations
Themes: Disasters, first aid, and risk management presented by the Childrens Emergency Committees of Joya Grande and Childrens Rights and the Law for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents presented by the Childrens Violence Prevention Committees of Mejicanos Number of Participants: 30 children from Mejicanos, 26 from Joya Grande, and 9 from Santo Toms for a total of 65 participants between the ages of 4 and 14 years old, accompanied by 9 adults from the communities and 9 facilitators from SSPAS and CEIBA. TOTAL COST: $658.75; total raised $537.34 (SSPASS made a $280 donation to make up the difference, and the extra $158.59 was split between the 2 NGOS). CEIBA worked together with urban NGO SSPAS so our children could have this exchange. The Joya Grande kids organized 4 topics: Landslides and Flooding, Evacuation, Fires and Earthquakes, and Fractures and Broken Bones. The Joya Grande kids ran each corner while the Santo Tomas and Mejicanos kids rotated through every 20 minutes. Methods included skits, puzzles, landslide and flood models, maps, tracing, a homemade x-ray machine, and a chance to practice splinting bones. The Mejicanos kids taught childrens rights with games, presentations, and videos, and afterwards each child drew a message they wanted to send to the adults in their communities based on the right to expression. Many kids asked their parents to stop fighting and being violent, others for the community to stop throwing trash, and others for kids to not call each other bad names. If we repeat the childrens exchange, we would like to break up the long day into a 2 day session, and kids attention starts to wander and facilitators energy waver in the afternoon, but a one day Summit was more cost effective. It was a long day, and at the end of the event, each child evaluated their favorite part and talked about what they learned. On particularly bright 6-year old girl from Mejicanos expressed that she Enjoyed the exchange experience with children from various communities sharing their knowledge. This is the same girl we had to pry away from the edge of Lake Ilopango when the event was over, and she protested that she was not given enough time to gaze into it. It was her first time seeing a lake, and she knows it will be a long while before she sees any natural beauty again, as her life in urban marginalized Mejicanos does not permit safe interactions with children or moments alone in the grandeur of nature. Thanks to our donors, Leslie Garrison, Ashley Armato, Mary Sullivan, Laura Hershberger, Ray and Lois Holdrige, SSPAS, St. Peters Parish, Matthew Mascioli, John Daniewicz and Karen Miller for making this happen. Please see http://www.scribd.com/doc/104349010/Children-sSummit-Final-Report for the Full Report.

Earth Day, founded in the USA in 1970 as a response to the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, went global in 1990. It is celebrated in El Salvador, mostly by small NGOs doing their part to bring awareness about the extreme degradation of the Salvadoran Environment. We celebrate Earth Day with Anmutsipical, a local NGO who has been hosting the event in one of San Salvadors only green spaces, the central park of Parque Cuscatln, since 2008. CEIBA has been supporting this event since 2010, and last year hosted the event in Santiago Tex-

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This year, we supported Anmutsipical for a 3rd time, hosting the human environmental corner and teaching kids how to make books out of recycled material with JonathanVelasquezs Pirata Cartonera. We explained to kids that paper comes from trees, and reusing paper to make our own notebooks instead of buying new ones saves both water and trees. We collected used cardboard from CEIBA volunteers (pizza, shoe, and refrigerator boxes) for the notebook covers and paper discarded by an advertising firm who wanted to throw away paper rolls previously used to make large stickers (so the paper is shiny on one side but perfectly usable on the other!). The kids assembled their own notebooks, which they later painted the covers of with ecological paint. Earth day is an extremely important day to raise environmental awareness in EL Salvador, especially about deforestation, since it is the most deforested country in Latin America.

Youth Violence in El Salvador By Jonathan Velasquez


El Salvador is a country of 7.4 million people (2010 figures), with 2,922 deaths by gunshot alone, which translates to 39 homicides for every 100,000 citizens. When this is expanded to all murders for 2010, there were 3,987 deaths, causing the homicide rate to rise to 54 for every 100,000 people. However, according to the Government Forensics Department, the real rates for 2011 may be as high as 67 for every 100,000 Salvadorans, making El Salvador one of the most violent countries in the world. While rates have dropped in 2012 to 35 homicides for every 100,00 people, this is still considered an epidemic of violence by the World Health Organizations (WHO- defines violence epidemics as a murder rate of higher that 10 homicides for every 100,000 people). 28% of the country is between ages 15 and 29 years, and if you expand the range for ages 10-29 years, this represents more than 40% of the population. It is estimated that almost 140,000 of these youth are neither working nor studying. According to studies by the World Bank, 24% of Salvadoran youth were affected by crime in 2010. Homicide is one of the issues both the public and the government are concerned about, because gangs and organized crime are responsible for the majority of these violent deaths. One of the most common crimes is extortion. In addition, there are close to 25,000 prisoners in the country (almost 360 for every 100,000 inhabitants), 33% of which are gang members. The latest study estimated the cost of violence in the country has risen at least 13% of the national GDP. MS-13 (La Mara Salvatrucha) and the 18th Street gang (the two largest gangs in the country), under the auspices of the Catholic Church, established a truce to stop fighting each other for territorial rivalry, in addition to discontinue ordering the murders of non-gang members. When the public heard of the negotiation, no one believed in this process, and it is considered a fragile and polemic truce in which the government has decided to transfers the high gang leaders to from high security prison to low security prisons. Before the gang truce, the pact between gang leaders, the average monthly homicide toll was 300. Since the truce, this number has dropped to about 170 homicides per month. In spite of a truce between the largest gangs in the country, the homicides have not been controlled by the government. While the public police and the army have (controversially and despite its unconstitutionality according to the 1992 Peace Accords) been fighting crime, 2 cases in particular have affected CEIBA volunteers directly. The first case of Fredy Viera, musician and activist, an unconditional volunteer in childrens community projects, was a victim of violence. One night coming home from work with his wife on a public bus, gang members threw an incendiary bomb in the bus he was rising, forcing him to jump out the window with his wife. He suffered severe brain damage, after being in a coma for several months, he has begun to recuperate, but speaks with a great deal of difficulty, cannot coordinate body movements, and cannot walk.

The other case is Nestor, who almost graduated with his degree in social work. An actor and a poet, he was also a CEIBA volunteer, and worked with children in shelters during disasters. He was murdered with knives, an act that has not been brought to justice. These 2 cases are some of the many unfortunate things that happen daily in El Salvador. Violence, unemployment, lack of coordination between the government, community and youth, and the difficulty in accessing many communities makes the work difficult. For example, Joya Grande, where CEIBA began work with youth, but didn't not have enough resources and community and municipal support, could not execute enough youth projects. We were not able to support a strong youth group there (like in El Sauce) for youth to participate in community work, youth marches, and exchanges. Many of these youth have now joined gangs. In the case of Joya Grande, after Hurricane Ida, the community was left completely destroyed and declared uninhabitable. No real or integral solution was proposed by the government for the community, most of them fisherman, peasants, and sweatshop workers. Many families lots their homes and crops, and took refuge in a nearby community, Changallo, one of the most violent and dangerous communities in the country, dominated by gangs. 2 years after the storm, many of the youth who moved to Changallo became active gang members, and began recruiting the youth of Joya Grande, which they began a new Click in the area and are putting many lives at risk in their community. With the exception of CEIBA, no other national or international institution has tried to reconstruct the social fabric of Joya Grande. As soon as the community was declared uninhabitable, institution pulled support from the area. The argument of many organizations was that they could not execute projects in an uninhabitable community. This left youth without any support, leaving the doors wide open for gangs to recruit youth whenever possible. The lacks of programs to reinsert youth coming from serving time in prison to society, and the lack of trained authorities in areas like restorative justice, allow gang members to recruit in prisons, tightening their control over communities, where they order homicides, extortion, kidnappings, and all crimes, from prison. Youth are extremely affected by the phenomenon, many of the gang murders have been directed at students who refuse to join their gangs. The control of gangs is visible in much of the country, in communities where the police no longer enters, due to the high grade of danger in the area. This makes NGO and government work difficult to continue youth programs in such communities. As CEIBA, we think the solution lies in creating more integral spaces where youth and begin a formation process (workshops, trainings, exchanges with other youth, creating youth networks etc) that allow youth to more fully integrate with society, making them a dynamic part of their communities and their country. This work is difficult, but if we do not begin now, it will be too late, and the life of another youth may be lost for ever. To read more about this issue, we recommend From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Salvadoran Civil Societys Proposals from Integral Cultural Transformation in El Salvador by Colette Hellenkamp. Youth from El Sauce were interviewed in this final report, available on Amazon: http:// www.amazon.com/From-Culture-Violence-Peace-Transformation/dp/3659245399

When you know that Ive died say the strange sounds Of words like flower, bee, tears, bread, storms
Roque Dalton.

I remember Nestor well, his sincere smile and happy eyes, I remember perfectly his magical poetic way of being with children, his heart open to collaboration whenever necessary: driving the car to Joya Grande under a violent storm, challenging the powers of nature and risking his life to help the dispossessed and most in need. On more than one occasion Nestor was a CEIBA volunteer, helping us implement Psychosocial Intervention with children in the shelters of Santiago Texacuangos and in other places across the country. He was also a volunteer for many years in the Salvadoran Red Cross, where he used art as a tool to generate social and structural change to bring about a more equal and just Salvadoran society. I also remember his poetry and his work in theatre, always with a smile on his face, excited, amused, and sincere. He almost finished his university studies as a Social Worker in the Salvadoran Lutheran University, but like many other young Salvadorans, his dreams and goals with cutoff without reason the morning of the 27th of April, 2012. In front of Hospital Benjamin Bloom, San Salvador, he was murdered with knifes, killing him and all the work and contribution has still had left to give to Salvadoran society. 8 months after this bloody and repulsive act, no one knows the motivation for the crime. The authorities have not broken the silence, as it goes with young homicide in El Salvador, Nestor, our friend, the father of two young children. The artist, the one always ready to volunteer, will not return to be among us and is converted unto yet another number for government statistics. But to us, Nestor has not died; he lives in the smile of every child, in every shelter, in every raindrop that makes us remember him We demand justice for Nestor and in all the cases of youth homicide in our country.
By Jonathan Velasquez

JUBDIS and The Computer Center


JUBDIS, Youth United for the Integral Development of El Sauce, has continued the youth project along with individual formation for each member, who have consistently received training in topics such as: Sexual health and reproduction, leadership, public speaking, and other themes of importance to them. The group has now grown to 25 members. One of the achievements of the group is that they have consolidated and identified their own leaders. This facilitates teamwork and strengthens the network between themselves and with the community leaders (ADESCO). This process has been slow because of the election of new community leaders this year, nonetheless the fact that some of the kids in JUBDIS are children of chairs on the board of directors has made space for new approaches with the local government and the community. In the youth group we have done some activities like: exchanges with other youth groups, foreign student delegations (from Dallas, TX), trainings, volunteering to help other communities, celebrating Childrens Day for children in their own community, and reforestation activities. These activities have given the group has more social acceptance and credibility and increased their participation in community development. I want to emphasize that while with CEIBA is driving the process, JUBDIS and the ADESCO as the executors, the Computer Center Project has been a collaborative effort. CEIBA is taking charge of the finances, resources and purchase of materials. The ADESCO and JUBDIS are in charge of manual labor necessary to complete the project, whether volunteered or paid for by a (somewhat voluntary) fine on those who do not volunteer to work on the project. The community adds an extra dollar or two on the water bill of the families who do not send volunteers to community work days (not just on this project but other community initiatives). The money is then used to pay for extra workers to make up for the lost labor. The youth are an integral part of the voluntary manual labor, scheduling time to work between their school and work commitments, and alternating days to get the job done. The computer center is 65% finished. This past week we finished putting up the roof and doors, leaving the tasks of finishing the floor and installing the computers. Starting in January, three JUBDIS members will be sent to trainings in basic software, such as Microsoft Office and anti-virus programs. In 2013 we hope the computer center will open and have enough profits to sustain itself, as well as fund other youth and community projects that support integral develop of youth as active community members. On behalf of CEIBA and the community of El Sauce we want to offer infinite gratitude to all the people and institutions who have believe in us and believe that youth truly are our future.

MAYDECEMBER2012
Budget Item Computer Center Volunteers Childrens Summit Dallas Jesuit Delegation
Childrens Emergency Committees Santo Tomas

Total $3,225.09 $ 1062.00 $ 658.75 $7,801.00 $ 510.97 $ 798.00

$ 697.00 $ 646.79 $ 53.00 Total Spent $ 15,452.60 Total Cash Available (to finish computer center) $ 4,000

Equipment for Shaltipa Emergency Committee Gas Car Maintenance Communication (Phone/ Internet)

Ashley Armato Ray and lois holdrige Melissa Litton Angela Sukurs Stephanie Claphan Bonnie Schaller Bonnie Hand Alexander Smith Hannah Harp Mary Lynch Ruben Perez Rodriguez Colette HellencampDavid and Nancy Slinde Lester Aleman Jack Nicewander Karen Miller Servicio Social Pasionista Matthew Mascioli John Daniwicz Mary Frances Sullivan Lloyd McGlincy Beth Lunik Megan Doss Sally Chamness The Futbol Project Cindy Pineda Kyle Ozawa Sladek Family Brebeuf Mothers Association Fred Sanchez Diane McNeely Tim Muth Nate Funkhouser and Family Janine Sheppard Felipe Witcher Abby reed CRS Sawyer Greenberg Diane white Tom counsell CEIBA Indy trip Notre Dame delegation Connie tellman Janine sheppard Counsell Family Grace Nixon Jefferey Greenberg Catherine Melfi

John Hawn Tom Laughner Marta Langland Jill Weaver in the Honor of Kristin Froehle Bridget Kosene Anonymous French Woman Anmu Tsipical Leah Winnikie Patients of Dr. William Tellman Angulo Family Cathy Oliveri Justice Clark in honor of Isaiah Clark Shealah Easterday Laurie Redelman Catholic Relief Services SACDEL Voices on the Border Ariel Wong Marisha Wickremsinhe Brebeuf Immersion Group Robyn Caponi Linda and Clarence Hirsch Valerie Gies Seton Institute CARECEN SF Hariharan Dhandapani Leslie Gray The Coffee Emporium at Xavier University, Cinncinati Ruthelen Burns Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Notre Dame University SOA Group Toby Capion Froehle Family Share Foundation Mrs. Laura Halls Sixth Grade Homeroom and K-8 Students of St. Peters Catholic School in Kansas City, Missouri Catherine Ford Xavier College Preparatory School, California Janine Sheppard Cathy Plump The Caponi Family

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