June 2013  
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This past June 18, Ingrid, Nahomi, Sofia and Kensy got their Preschool Diploma from Holy Family Bilingual School.  Full of pride, the girls walked through the hall when their name was called to receive their Diploma from the hands of the executive director and founder of Our Little Roses, Dr. Diana Frade and the Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida and Vice President of Our Little Roses Ministries.  The girls held their Diplomas with satisfaction and pleasure, the first step of their educational journey has been completed. Next August these girls will be 1st graders.   OLRM continues working hard to reach the goal of providing the girls the best in education according to their abilities, for that purpose Holy Family Bilingual School was founded in 1998.  Actually 22 girls from Our Little Roses are enrolled at HFBS where they receive the knowledge that is changing their lives and preparing them to be successful women. 


Tania and Astrid celebrated their high school graduation this past June, Friday 21. Guests from different Episcopal churches who are great supporters of OLRM accompanied the OLR Staff to celebrate the big day where these two girls reached their goal of completing their high school education. Tania and Astrid are ready to be part of the job market and after 6 months they will be moved to the Transition Program. The Transition Program is an option for the girls that after turning 18 and who have their high school diploma make the decision to continue under Our Little Roses Ministries or live on their own. The transition house is strategically located two blocks from the Autonomous University and this is where the girls face the challenges of becoming independent. In Honduras, high school education equips the students to get a job; most of the Honduran students work and study at the same time.  Getting a job and keeping it is a challenge and OLR girls are taught to be responsible and have perseverance. This third education stage is now completed! The girls are ready for College!   




As the curtains were lifted, standing before a big audience were 11 shining stars from Our Little Roses. Full of excitement those little girls dressed in bright custom colors, performed a great coordinated modern dance that gained claps from the audience of those that attended the presentation.  


As another part of the girls' extracurricular activities they attended modern dance lessons at Centro Cultural Infantil, which is a government school that promotes the skills and talents of young Honduran children. It took a semester of weekly classes for these girls to follow the music and choreography that made them shine.  




One week is enough for our fellow visitors to leave a permanent mark in OLR girls' hearts.  Summer is one of the most awaited seasons of every year by the girls, who get to spend some quality time with old acquaintances and get to meet new faces, all of them enlarging the OLR family and reinforcing those bonds of love and friendship. 


"I don't want Travis to leave!" were the tearful words of Suyapa, an 8 year old girl who has established a strong friendship with Travis a member of St. Phillip's group who recently visited the girls. Suyapa is a bright 2nd grade student at Leopoldo Aguilar School, were she is loved by her classmates and teacher because of her dedication and hard work. Like her, many other girls enjoy spending time with the visiting groups and feel very sad when they have to depart. But they are comforted by knowing that most of these people they've come to love will be returning in the years to come. Even at a distance, these bonds created during all the visits are unbreakable.


IN 7 DAYS!  


Only 7 days took the OLRM girls to travel around the world. Classes, pictures, clothing and painting brought by the Charlotte Padrinos made the girls fly, with their own passports to Antarctica, Burundi, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Panama, The Philippines, The Cherokee Nation and Honduras. The journey was completed when the girls dressed in different costumes representing the various destinations. The week culminated with an exquisite Chinese food banquet followed by the usual choreography. Getting to know other countries had never been so fun and educational. 

With Love,


Our Little Roses Ministries
Written by:  Mayra Arguelles
Edited by:  Dr. Diana Frade
Newsletter designed by Melissa Kip, Graphic Designer

Sponsor A Child   

There are many ways to support Our Little Roses, but one of the most valuable is to sponsor a girl. This gives the home an assurance of a steady source of support for a girl for several years -- hopefully until she becomes an adult. Sponsorships are $720 per year, which may seem like a lot, but paid quarterly ($180) or monthly ($60) is quite manageable.


If you sponsor a girl, you will receive a certificate and a photo. You are encouraged to correspond with the girl you sponsor, and she will reply. 


Another possibility is to accept responsibility for tuition for one of the girls at Holy Family Bilingual School or at university.

For more information please call the OLRFMS Office at 1-800-849-9252; (540) 832-5141 or email to olr@ourlittleroses.org. OLRFMS is recognized as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions are tax-deductible.