When Raúl first walked up the hill to CCAF six years ago, he was nervous. “I didn’t know anyone,” he remembers. “I didn’t talk with anyone. I felt really isolated.” But he knew that he was in the right place. “I always wanted to study here.”
The oldest of six boys, Raúl grew up in El Tizate, just down the street and around the corner from the school. When the first kindergarten class started, his younger brother enrolled. Our ministry built their family home, replacing scrap-metal walls with concrete, providing safety for their family. He saw Casa de la Luz (the first school building constructed by Global Shore Opportunities) spring up on the steep hill in town, with new classes starting each year. Two more of Raúl’s brothers enrolled in CCAF.