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We were delighted to receive contact from Duncan Dysason in Guatemala City. In an internet search, he had seen that the Good Faith Book Club had discussed his book Miracle Children and published a review of it. He explained that things had moved on further since the book and gave us this update:

"Street Kids Direct is the charity that was born out of The Toybox Charity and both were setup by Duncan Dyason who continues to live and work in Guatemala City. The Street Kids Direct charity is rather unique in that it ensures that 100% of all donations go directly to the projects it partners with around the world. The charity focuses on children and young people living on the streets and those at high-risk of street life. Duncan has developed a specialist mentoring programme that targets the most vulnerable children and offers them a caring, supportive adult in their life, together with an educational and therapeutic framework that helps them make positive life choices. The charity has helped nearly 2,500 in recent years and Duncan's greatest celebration came in 2017 when the number of children living on the streets of Guatemala fell to zero from 5,000 in 1992 — when Duncan first moved to Guatemala City. His work was then recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth III, when he received an MBE for his 25 years of street work in 2017. The charity continues to reach out on the streets and now trains young people in mission to reach into more countries with the good news of God´s love for vulnerable children."

To see Duncan's website, click here. To see Ken Harris's summary of our Book Club discussion on his book, click here.

Duncan, whose charity's UK base is in Amersham, has offered to share ideas and good practice with Karibuni Children.

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