Educational Center & Orphanage
DESCRIPTION: Familia Feliz is a fairly new project which was begun in August of 2005 with 5 children. The property consists of 250 acres in the jungle and is located about 10 miles out of the town of Rurrenabaque, which is at the edge of the Madidi National Park. Construction was begun on the property in June of 2006, and is still in progress. We currently have running water, some solar power, and several buildings that are almost finished. We have a beautiful view of the jungle and mountains. Our goal at Familia Feliz is to provide a Christ-centered, safe, and loving home environment, a Christian education, and medical/dental care for children who are orphaned, abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted, or impoverished. Children are placed in family groups of 6-8 children with one or two house parents to care for them.
We currently need volunteers who have experience in nursing, agriculture, auto mechanics, maintenance and construction. We can especially use loving, Spanish-speaking house parents to nurture the children, showing Christ's love and care for them by kindness and example.
A few of the orphan children
In the video below: A few words from
Christina Dawang -
Daniel with his 7th & 8th grade students
Click here to read Daniel's journal about his adventures