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
Submit a Letter or Cheer/Jeer
Verification: Letters must include author's full name, address and day and home phone numbers for verification purposes only.
Frequency: Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days.
Content: Suggested letter length is 200 words or less. Please limit your Cheer or Jeer to 50 words or less.
Items may be edited. All submissions to the Star-Telegram will become the property of the Star-Telegram.
Questions: Call 817-390-7830 or contact Mike Norman, Editorial Page Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Discussion
Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.