Archive for December, 2009

ICC Children’s Village Opens in Nicaragua

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
New Entry Gate
New Entry Gate

This has been a very special Christmas for the children at ICC’s Fountain of Life Children’s Village in Nicaragua.  After a decade of waiting for a permanent home, ICC’s children in Nicaragua now have a beautiful campus and beautiful homes in which to live.  Rick and Sharon Fleck were able to attend the official inauguration and share in the Christmas festivities which included a piñata.

 

In 1998, Hurricane Mitch brought death and destruction to this country in Central America.  Many children became orphaned.  Felix Almendarez, a Seventh-day Adventist Businessman, and his wife took on the care of about 30 orphans.  Since then, the children have lived in a dormitory setting.  Now the children have real family homes to call their own.

 

On the new campus, there are four children’s homes.  There is plenty of land for further development including more children’s homes, a church, a school and industry.

 

Congratulations go to ICC’s children and staff in Nicaragua.  Welcome to your new homes!

 

Childrens Homes
Children’s Homes
Children at the Inauguration
Children at the Inauguration
ICC Child in Nicaragua

ICC Child in Nicaragua

ICC President, Rick Fleck, Speaking at Inauguration

ICC President, Rick Fleck, Speaking at Inauguration

Fun with a Piñata

Fun with a Piñata

Graduation Celebrated at ICAP

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Graduates

Graduates

The weekend of November 27-29, 2009 was a special time  for some of ICC’s kids in Guatemala.  Seven from the Guatemala Los Pinos Children’s Village graduated from the Instituto de Capacitacion Adventista del Peten otherwise know as ICAP.  ICAP is the secondary and vocational training school that is adjacent to the ICC project in Guatemala. Three additional  kids from ICC’s project in Nicaragua also graduated bringing the total of ICC graduates to 10.   One of ICC’s kids also received a medal for achieving the highest grades in the graduating class. 

It’s thrilling to observe  ICC kids growing and preparing themselves for life on their own.  Congratulations to these graduates for this achievement.