Spotlight on the Community!

Have you seen our Star of the Week and Community Member Spotlights on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter? Stars of the Week (Ecuador) and Community Spotlights (Nicaragua) are our favorite posts on Manna Project's social media. We found that our former Program Directors, donors, and partner organizations wanted to get a more personal feel for the communities we impact in Latin America. As a result, we created the weekly #CommunitySpotlight and #StarOfTheWeek series!

Since September, every week in Ecuador we've selected one child from our community center, English classes, or work with partner organizations to be our #StarOfTheWeek. Children are so pleased when they find out they've been selected, and they love seeing their picture up on our "Estrella de la Semana" board in our community center every week. They also provide us with some fun information as well, like their age and birthday, (which helps us remember when we have birthdays to celebrate!), favorite activities in the community center, favorite books, and favorite food.

Meet some of our past Stars, and be on the look out for our #StarOfTheWeek features on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!





Mateo, 8, is a constant fixture in our community center, and always knows how to make Program Directors smile. He loves lemon-lime Doritos, playing video games, and riding his bike with his dad.










Jessica is five years old and she loves coloring and attending Manna Project's Creative Arts club. She also loves dancing and spending time with MPI Program Directors. Thank you, Jessica, for being part of our incredible #community!










William is a community center regular and a student at Chaupitena, a local partner school where we hold English clubs with William and his classmates. William was our Star of the Week from October 5th-11th. He loves reading, drawing, and the fruit salad he learned how to make in Manna Project's Healthy Living class for children and youth.









Priscilla constantly has a smile on her face and enjoys playing with her friends in our community center and getting to know Program Directors better. She is always a good sport and is an encouragement to those around her....we're so thankful she is part of our #community!








Elvis, our Star of the Week from November 30th-December 6th, is another fixture at our community center. He loves playing Hungry Hungry Hippos, playing computer games with his cousin, and reading Scooby Doo books.