Meet Leni and Micah Ramos, a mother and daughter team who volunteer for our ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Paranaque City Jail. Of course it’s never just about gaining new English skills but it’s also group therapy, empowerment and hope after they leave the jail.
M, one of the students in Lifeline’s ESL classes for the last few years, called Lifeliner Susalin Mendoza as soon as she was released. M was a daughter of drug pushers, and had herself been a drug pusher since she was 14 years old. She used to believe that pushing was the only way to support her three children.
After several years in PCJ, M is thankful because her relationships with her children have gotten rebuilt, and she is eager to start anew. She is going overseas to work, and vows not to return to her old ways. She called Susalin to tell her how thankful she is not just for English lessons, but for the support she has received from Lifeline’s volunteers all these years.