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TRIBUNA ARTICLE ON BETHEL
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They attend to 32 boys, girls and adolescents in the Bethel Orphanage, a place where young people have left who are now studying in universities in Pennsylvania and Phoenix, in the United States.
The person in charge, Mrs. Bertha Bobadilla Ruelas, is in charge of the orphanage for over 30 years that it was founded to offer a roof, education, clothes and love to abandoned children.
The children that live in the orphanage know no other home but Bethel, said Bertha Bobadilla, who mentioned that some little one arrive to this place within months of their birth and now they are studying in universities in the United States.
The support for the home and all of the expenses to care for the boys and girls that live in the orphanage are paid for by the American group Caring Hearts, who has supported unconditional help to Bethel.
"Mama Bertha", as the children know her, indicated that the city government helps with the electric and water bill, while other businesses give bread, tortillas, and some food.
The children who live in the orphanage are between 3 and 17 years old, Mama Bertha commented, who she said with pride that some of the young people from a very young age lived in this place and now are successful university students and other are responsible adults that have had success has good people outside the orphanage.
Starting with this school year they contracted private teachers who have come to give elementary level classes to the children of Bethel, who are paid by members of Caring Hearts, and the studies are valid with the Secretary of Education.
She remembered that before the elementary kids had to go out to receive their education, but since August they have received their classes in the same installations of the orphanage. In the case of the adolescents that are in Middle School and High School, they go to other institutions.
"In this place the children live happy and peaceful. They receive love and all they need to grow and to be good people. It feels good to see young people that arrived with only months being born to this place now in the university, and other that didn't want to study be good people that have formed families." said Bertha Bobadilla.