In the last
weeks, the Day Center has a new boy! Nataniel is 7 years old and in October came
to the Day Center because he is infected with HIV and he needs a lot of care.
With the crisis and dryness, Nataniel’s mom, also HIV positive, had to look for
other jobs to take care of her 3 children. Her husband died, so she is the
family's only source of income. Nataniel and his mother have medical assistance
at the Carmelo Hospital of the Vincentine’s Sisters Daughters of Charity, and
now he arrives at the Day Center, where he has a careful diet, access to
school, and can play and be with other children.
does not speak Portuguese, he entered this year so that in the next he can
admit the first class. When he arrived at the Center, Nataniel was very ashamed
and shy, as he does not speak Portuguese, he did not play with the other
children very often. The other boys from the Center welcomed the new friend
with open arms and it was not long before he felt integrated. They all play
together and the other children of the Center are very committed to teaching
the Portuguese language to little Nataniel. This is such a lovely story that we
had to share it!