Possibilities House is an orphanage in Linares, Mexico that was started by Rick and Lisa Bursey. Claudia Ehamparam & I interviewed them for Journey To Success Radio.
There is an annual Cards for Charity event to help raise funds for the orphanage. The next one will be held Sunday, March 5th in Toronto, Ontario. Here are the details.
Above: Participants in the 2016 Cards for Charity fundraiser
Formerly of Ontario Canada, Rick and Lisa Bursey have spent their lives leading children. Rick has extensive experience with marginalized youth and children of all ages. He spent more than 20 years providing training, counseling and running programs as a director of local youth groups. Rick also worked with incarcerated youth that were convicted of violent crimes, giving supervision, teaching life skills, and providing one-on-one counselling. As a singer/ song-writer, he performed as a children’s entertainer and motivational speaker in schools.
Lisa graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Child Development. Later she completed a Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Toronto. As an elementary school teacher for 14 years, she was involved in the development and initiation of new school programs and procedures for the provincial school system. Several years were spent teaching in Toronto inner-city schools, adapting programs to suit needs of children from a vast variety of ethnicities and cultures.
During these latter years the Burseys led several groups of youth to do humanitarian work amongst poor families in Mexico. With each trip, Rick and Lisa longed to be a greater voice for orphaned and abandoned Mexican children. In 2008 the Bursey’s left their careers, sold their home, and moved with their sons Alex and Jackson to Linares, Mexico.
Rick and Lisa have partnered with in-country charity Back2Back Mexico and have spent many years working in the community among the poor with government workers, building the infrastructure that is now allowing them to open this new orphanage project in Linares. Possibilities House or Casa Posibilidades, is a labour of love that will set a new standard for children’s homes in the Linares region and potentially nation-wide.
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