This summer Duncan Dyason and Steve Poulson are attempting the grueling challenge of walking 100km in one day in Central America!

The Camino por Amor walk started in 2016 when Duncan walked the 1,400km from Costa Rica to Guatemala to raise funds for the projects Street Kids Direct supports in Guatemala and Honduras with street-living and high-risk children and youth.

CaminoporAmor1On Saturday 12th August 2017 Duncan will walk 100km in Guatemala and Steve 100km in Honduras.  The challenge is not exactly equal as the terrain and mountains in Guatemala are much more of a challenge than the flat plains of Honduras where Steve will be walking.  But Duncan said that: "Despite the terrain and very steep mountains we will keep our focus on the children rather than just seeking to win". 

Both Duncan and Steve will set off at 4:00am on the Saturday and finsih artound 9:00pm and will keep supporters updated on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Their target is not onlñy to see who finishes first but to work together to raise £10,000 for the new Protection Home in Guatemala City.

Please sponsor Duncan and Steve and share the link with friends and family.

 

Camino Colour 350WHY NOT WALK THE WALK with Duncan and Steve?

If you would like to walk with Duncan and Steve on the 12th August then this will be possible from wherever you are in the world.  All you have to do is to let Duncan or Steve know via email or Facebook that you would like to walk with them, plan your walk (anything from 5km to 100km), tell family and friends why you are doing this and encourage them to donate and then upload a photo when you have completed your walk on the Camino por Amor Facebook page.

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Street Kids Direct works in partnership with the Mi Arca project in Guatemala City and two years ago we launched a specialist mentoring programme to help support the most vulnerable children who are in the process of being abandoned or are at very high social risk of living on the streets.

During the last two years we have discovered that for a small group of children in the programme it is often necessary to offer them emergency accommodation during the week due to the precarious nature of their lives.

This situation led us to explore the option of having a boarding house, which we are calling a Protection home, that will offer the most vulnerable children a safe environment throughout the week.  Since all the children have been enrolled in school, as a prerequisite to being in the mentoring programme, we need to give them extra support and protection while they are in the school week.  This will mean operating the home on the model of a boarding house where children arrive after school on Monday and stay each day till they go to school on the Friday.

It could be that the home will then offer us the opportunity of organising special weekend retreats and events for other children.  We would like to see how the initial phase goes and then evaluate

14203189 10157480549170268 48505870367195108 nAlex Rollings and Edward Hinton are cycling 1000 miles from Land´s End to John O´Groats over 12 days in September to raise funds for Street Kids Direct.

The couple started their mammoth cycle ride on 6th September and should finish on the 19th September with the aim to raise £1,000 to help vulnerable children in Central America.

Please do sponsor them and keep a track of their progress via their Facebook page.

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