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  • A Thousand Thanks
    Thanks In Gratitude to Funvini for taking and welcoming me a street child and beginning the process of sowing values responsibility and many other good qualities in me to prepare me for life For the marvellous work of the Educators who made me a citizen and a Bachiller and gave me the hope of a professional career I want to record a thousand thanks Those words were written by a teenager from the streets of Medellín They were inscribed on a little plaque that he gave to Funvini on the occasion of his receiving his Bachillerato his High School Certificate He was one of 8 young people who graduated as Bachillers at a special ceremony on Saturday December 19th 2015 and at which I was privileged to be present These 8 teenagers all came from the streets of the city and had been enabled to study and gain their qualifications due to the support of Funvini which had paid for their education and supplied much encouragement and all the additional back up needed at Casa Walsingham Some of them had slept in the street at night then gone to Casa Walsingham in the morning for breakfast a shower a change

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  • Fr Peter’s Engagements 2016
    Event Categories My Bookings Our US Site Donate to Let The Children Live Click on the Charity Checkout link below to donate to Let The Children Live UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by using the Gift Aid scheme To do this please click on the Gift Aid button to download the necessary form Gift aid Powered by Donation Can A Thousand Thanks A Thousand Thanks Fr Peter s Engagements 2016 Fr Peter will be making fundraising tours in the UK between the following dates in 2016 January 24th February 14th He is available to speak in schools and other organisations during this time but his weekends are now all filled April 15th May 2nd He is looking for parishes in which to make Appeals on the weekend of 30th April 1st May He is available to speak in schools and other organisations on the weekdays June 3rd 20th He is looking for parishes on the weekends of June 4th 5th and 18th 19th and schools and organisations on the weekdays September 9th 26th He is looking for parishes on the weekends of September 17th 18th and 24th 25th within 2 3 hours driving distance of Walsingham

    Original URL path: http://www.letthechildrenlive.org/2016/01/14/fr-peters-next-visit-to-the-uk/ (2016-05-01)
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  • A Thousand Thanks
    A Thousand Thanks In Gratitude to Funvini for taking and welcoming me a street child and beginning the process of sowing values responsibility and many other good qualities in me to prepare me for life For the marvellous work of the Educators who made me a citizen and a Bachiller and gave me the hope of a professional career I want to record a thousand thanks Those words were written by a teenager from the streets of Medellín They were inscribed on a little plaque that he gave to Funvini on the occasion of his receiving his Bachillerato his High School Certificate He was one of 8 young people who graduated as Bachillers at a special ceremony on Saturday December 19th 2015 and at which I was privileged to be present These 8 teenagers all came from the streets of the city and had been enabled to study and gain their qualifications due to the support of Funvini which had paid for their education and supplied much encouragement and all the additional back up needed at Casa Walsingham Some of them had slept in the street at night then gone to Casa Walsingham in the morning for breakfast a shower

    Original URL path: http://www.letthechildrenlive.org/2016/01/14/a-thousand-thanks-2/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Fr Peter’s Engagements 2016
    Contact us Smart Text Giving Event Locations Event Categories My Bookings Our US Site Donate to Let The Children Live Click on the Charity Checkout link below to donate to Let The Children Live UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by using the Gift Aid scheme To do this please click on the Gift Aid button to download the necessary form Gift aid Powered by Donation Can Children s Day at Casa Walsingham A Thousand Thanks Fr Peter s Engagements 2016 January 24th February 14th He is available to speak in schools and other organisations during this time but his weekends are now all filled April 15th May 2nd He is looking for parishes in which to make Appeals on the weekend of 30th April 1st May He is available to speak in schools and other organisations on the weekdays June 3rd 20th He is looking for parishes on the weekends of June 4th 5th and 18th 19th and schools and organisations on the weekdays September 9th 26th He is looking for parishes on the weekends of September 17th 18th and 24th 25th within 2 3 hours driving distance of Walsingham and schools and organisations on the

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  • Let The Children Live: Checkout
    Cards 2016 Online Shop Downloads Events 2016 Links How You Can Help Meet Our UK Staff Contact us Smart Text Giving Event Locations Event Categories My Bookings Our US Site Donate to Let The Children Live Click on the Charity Checkout link below to donate to Let The Children Live UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by using the Gift Aid scheme To do this please click

    Original URL path: http://www.letthechildrenlive.org/onlineshop/checkout/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Let The Children Live: Cart
    Cards 2016 Online Shop Downloads Events 2016 Links How You Can Help Meet Our UK Staff Contact us Smart Text Giving Event Locations Event Categories My Bookings Our US Site Donate to Let The Children Live Click on the Charity Checkout link below to donate to Let The Children Live UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by using the Gift Aid scheme To do this please click

    Original URL path: http://www.letthechildrenlive.org/onlineshop/cart/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Let The Children Live: Your Orders
    a Donation Christmas Cards 2016 Online Shop Downloads Events 2016 Links How You Can Help Meet Our UK Staff Contact us Smart Text Giving Event Locations Event Categories My Bookings Our US Site Donate to Let The Children Live Click on the Charity Checkout link below to donate to Let The Children Live UK taxpayers can increase the value of their donations by using the Gift Aid scheme To do

    Original URL path: http://www.letthechildrenlive.org/onlineshop/account/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Let The Children Live: The Shanty -Towns
    the Gift Aid button to download the necessary form Gift aid Powered by Donation Can The Shanty Towns Medellín is surrounded by hundreds of shanty towns or barrios most of them built on the slopes of the Andes mountains The barrios are usually controlled by a banda or gang and most of the bandas are involved with drugs and great violence and cruelty Each barrio is regarded by the banda as its territory and money is collected each week from the families living there This is known as la vacuna the vaccination Any who cannot or will not pay must flee if they are given the chance for they may be killed there and then Since each barrio is regarded as the territory of the banda straying into it can also mean death The bandas set invisible lines which mark the edges of their territory No one knows exactly where these are so it is easy to stray into the wrong area especially for the children There have been times when children have been murdered for doing so The bandas may also impose curfews and anyone out after curfew will be killed There may also be fights in the streets between gang members and sometimes children may be caught in the crossfire and killed At other times they cannot get into or out of their barrio due to the gunfire Life is of no consequence to the bandas so to cross them in any way means death If a banda wants to recruit a boy to its ranks he either joins or risks being killed If he can he will flee to the city s streets and take his chance there If he finds himself in the banda he will probably be taught how to use a gun and then

    Original URL path: http://www.letthechildrenlive.org/street-children/the-shanty-towns/ (2016-05-01)
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