Update From Our Director
Dear Friends of Zara’s Center,
The new year is upon us and Zara's programs are in full-swing. As we plan many exciting projects for 2018, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and share some highlights. 2017 was Zara’s 10th year of operation and I'm proud to report that it was our most successful to date.
In the final week of 2017, all children received new school shoes and a care package of food for their families to enjoy for the holidays. The week culminated in a graduation and birthday celebration (photos below), where twenty-two children age 16+ graduated from the Center. Graduates will continue to receive school fees and life-skills support but will not attend daily programs with the younger children.
While it is bittersweet to see the oldest children leave the Center, it is a privilege to watch them grow into their own advocates and we are all excited to see what they'll accomplish. I hope you enjoy the photos and updates below and thank you for your support for the children we serve.
Executive Director, Zara’s Center