Milsque Daneysi Tijerno Lopez was born in Managua but from the age of 3 she has lived in Pantanal. Milsque has two brothers. Her mother is the only one working to support the family. After she finished high school, Milsque was unable to continue her studies because the family couldn’t afford to send her to school. Milsque heard about GOCARE and decided to apply
Once a week, GOCARE and its volunteers put on Story Corner for the local children of Pantanal. Students look forward to this exciting event every week and bring their siblings and parents along to hear their favorite stories of adventure and mystery. While gathered in a large circle, the children eagerly take turns reading aloud to their peers and proudly show their families what
With an outpouring of volunteers who were ready and willing to help out in any way possible, GOCARE was able to clean the Lindsay Community Center with more than enough hands. The volunteer program has grown to include 45 members and directly reflects GOCARE’s “come back to give back” philosophy which encourages those who have gone through our educational program to return and continue
Ramiro Arana is known for being a bright, bubbly individual with a contagious laugh. Arana grew up in Pantanal and was drawn to GOCARE for their English language program. He later applied for a university scholarship and is now in his first year studying architecture and learning how to draw. He also mentors and teaches English at the GOCARE facility so that other students have the opportunity to learn English.
Youth with the GOCARE Theatre Program are currently rehearsing for “The Musicians of Bremen,” the story of a donkey, dog, cat and rooster who are all past their prime years and usefulness on their respective farms. All of the animals decide to leave their homes together and set out on a journey to Bremen to discover freedom, live without owners and become musicians. The