Part of the solution

07/16/2014 5:52 PM

07/16/2014 5:53 PM

There are no easy answers to the plight of the families and kids in Central America. I find it particularly unfortunate that our nation provides so little insight into possible solutions.

My family has been involved in various ministries in Honduras for years. In June, my teenage daughters and I had the opportunity to spend a week at the Jubilee School in Tegucigalpa.

The children in the La Era community of Tegucigalpa face tremendous pressure from the daily violence around them. Gangs are a part of their lives every day.

Education is a way out for these kids. It is not a quick fix, but it is a solution.

When the kids are at school, they are able to see another way to live. They are able to have real dreams that would not be possible in the absence of this environment.

— Michael Eastabrook, Bedford

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