2022 – 2023

Seventeenth/eighteenth year

As always, in 2022-2023 our focus remained on helping Bolivian street children to help themselves. During these years we:

  1. During 2023, financed Phase 1 of the “Positive Discipline Programme” for all Alalay staff (in Santa Cruz and La Paz) – equipping them with the necessary tools to better support our kids – read more about its methodology HERE
  2. Kept supporting the Alalay Foundation as the staff and children continued to protect themselves and begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Financed our eldest children through their vocational training courses
  4. Paid the salary of a house mother, so she could continue her vital work bringing up and educating our children
  5. Funded the production of fresh Christmas panettone (to sell and generate further income) which has been a great success in recent years

Read more in detail about our planned/completed recent projects in our newsletters, found HERE.

Plus continue to:

  1. Raise awareness of the plight of the street children in the UK and elsewhere
  2. Work together with Alalay staff in Bolivia to identify future needs and establish more production projects, with the eventual aim of making Alalay largely financially self-sufficient

When I am in the UK I speak regularly at primary and secondary schools, churches and other groups of all ages about the plight of the street kids. Please do get in touch if you’d like me to talk at any event or find out about upcoming fundraising events here.