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On Sunday Nov 15th, we had the pleasure of having Israel Rivera from Casa Generación come and give us a presentation on homelessness and human trafficking to the teens in the teen center. Casa Generación is an organization dedicated to sheltering, feeding, and educating homeless youth, and providing outreach and support to youth who continue to live on the streets.

Israel showed the teens a movie about Casa Generación’s surfing program youth participants in its safe house near San Bartolo beach in Lima. The thirty-minute video, entitled “Los Niños del Mar“, illustrated the ways Casa Generación was able to offer the young kids therapy through surfing. The showing was followed by a discussion regarding the social factors that cause homelessness and human trafficking, as well as how these factors can impact the teens. Finally, the members wrote about what they would take home from the workshop – these thoughts were posted on our wall and shared with the entire group.

Take a look at the short film here!

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A big thanks to Israel and Casa Generación for sharing your Sunday with The Light and Leadership Initiative!

For more information on Casa Generación and the great work they do, click here.

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