One of the students NESES supported and helped to get into college was boarding at someone's home. When she seemed rather upset, Ricardo, the NESES Director, asked her to tell him what was wrong. She reluctantly told him that one of the males in the home was making unwanted advances toward her. Ricardo stepped in, as a father would protect his daughter, and put an end to it. This is caring above and beyond and typical of the people who oversee the students of NESES.
Our trip to El Salvador with Ricardo and Joy was amazing. The NESES students were an inspiration to all of us. NESES has given them the financial and emotional support which has helped them believe in themselves and their future in El Salvador. With persistence and sacrifice they are achieving their goal of a university education.
These young people exhibit such determination in the face of sometimes nearly impossible circumstances but carry on with smiles and hope. Thanks NESES and all its supporters.