COAR and COVID-19

El Salvador Given the current global situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, we felt it was important to post a short update on what is happening in El Salvador and specifically at COAR. As of March 11, there are NO diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Salvadoran territory. All residents and citizens entering the country are to […]

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Kids Helping Kids

One of the most encouraging outcomes of working with our COAR children is seeing how they inspire other youth to work for change in our society. Friendship Bracelets Take for example, a young friend of ours. The summer before fifth grade, she had been selling lemonade all summer, her mom told us, and wanted to […]

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Day of Friendship

At COAR, and around most of El Salvador, February 14th is celebrated as the Day of Friendship. School classes play “Amigo Secreto” (like Secret Santa, but good any time of the year!), friends take each other out for ice cream, and some groups even use the day to hold fundraising dinners as a chance for […]

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Santa’s Elves

Workshops Give Children Skills, Satisfaction, and Joy One of the wonderful things about COAR is that there are many options for residents. Fundación Renacer provides internship and English opportunities for high academic achieving students. COAR staff works to encourage young men and women in mechanics, sewing, baking, and other trades. And students who have learning […]

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September 2019 – COAR’s Foundation Day: August 15th

Celebrated at the Cathedral where St. Romero is Buried August 15th 1980 was the day that Fr. Ken Myers, working in El Salvador with the Cleveland Latin American Mission Team, brought the first child from a refugee camp to his parish in Zaragoza.  (Admittedly he decided the date in hindsight since he was responding to […]

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