Arca de Noe Student Center

Bolivia 
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San Francisco 1, SENKATA, Bolivia 

150 children

Pastor Isidro Huaynahuayna Calizaya is changing San Francisco 1, SENKATA as he serves the children in Jesus’ name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the U.S.

  • Compassion-sponsored children receive regular health check-ups and nutritional aid.
  • They participate in Bible teaching, recreational games, sports, and homework and other academic support. 
  •  70% of the children at this center are not school-age, so there is a large focus on activities to aid in their development and preparation for school.  

I'd like to learn more about BO-415:


  • The dry, mountainous community of San Francisco 1, SENKATA is home to 14,000 people.
  • Typical homes are made of mud and earth walls, dirt floors, and tin roofs.
  • Social struggles: Unemployment (60%), poor health, poverty, lack of home ownership, inadequate educational equipment and infrastructure.
  • Common health problems: Lung and intestinal infections, malnutrition, and dental decay.
  • Arca de Noe (Noah’s Ark) Church officially began on January 23, 1994 after a time of moving to and from several rented places.

  • A main goal of the church is to continuously reach out to the children in their community, and through the children, their families.

  • This church has partnered with Compassion since 2002.

  • This church has partnered with Compassion since 2002

  • Families of sponsored children are given the opportunity to participate in skills workshops, family planning and counseling, and disease prevention courses.
  • Children and parents are hearing the stories and words of God, and the Gospel is being spread throughout the community.
*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.