I am a teacher so education is very important to me and when I heard about NESES and it's commitment to the orphans/underpriveledged of El Salvador I was interested. My interests are of both personal, being that my children are half Salvadoran so we have family there and professional being that I'm an educator. I started out by donating books in Spanish for the children/students who participated in the program and a couple of the orphanage libraries. The book these students received was their very first personal book and the smiles on their faces and the letters of thanks I received from them brought tears to my eyes. This is truly an organization where the donations go dirrectly to helping the students. All board members are volunteers. At this time we can only support a few in continuing education because we are small and the need for more donors is a must in order to make a bigger impact. The students who have only participated w/NESES through part of the program have stated that it's been a life changing experience for them. Those who receive scholorships for contining education must keep their grades up in order to qualify each term. It's cool cause we have teachers, nurses, etc. graduating and others starting troubled teen programs in El Salvador and are helping their own. There are so many more who need our help!