Domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism, infidelity, sexual and psychological child abuse, and teenage pregnancies are all problems in the town of Puebla, Mexico. Puebla is the fourth largest city in Mexico and is located just about 70 miles southeast of Mexico City.
People living in rural areas of the city are quite poor. In addition, academic standards in the region are very low, and many students in the third grade do not yet know the fundamentals of reading and writing. And, many of their parents are illiterate and are unable to assist them with their homework.
Because of this great educational need, the Nobel Institute opened its doors a few years back. The purpose of this school is to rescue children from abuse and marginalization and direct them to the hope that is only found in Christ while restoring dignity to families as well.
Several of our students come from challenging backgrounds, and some come to us with behavioral problems. However, we believe that all people are created in the image of God, and as such, we value all who come through our doors. We also know that God has a purpose for their lives. Our goal is to help these children realize that truth and assist them in reaching their potential in life.
The Nobel Institute had its humble beginnings in a modest home. It started out with three simple wooden tables and a few benches for the children to use. Food to feed the small number of students was donated by neighbors. Last year we served, fed, taught and ministered to 50 students. We have since added 30 more children in need to our school along with three new teachers. We have also grown our counseling ministry to parents with the purpose of helping them know Christ and be transformed by His power.
Would you help us in this endeavor? We need to raise an additional $28,577 to cover the additional costs related to the Institute’s growth. To help with this, one of our generous donors has offered to match all gifts to the Nobel Institute, up to $5,000, between now and the end of the month. So, the impact of your gift can be doubled and will have a lasting impact in the lives of 80 children.
Please join us today by supporting the Nobel Institute. Gifts of any size matter as they impact the lives of children in need and help break the cycle of poverty in their lives.