|#1: HOW CAN YOU HELP?YOUR DONATATIONS will…..|
|Provide help and support for all of the people of our neighboring communities.|
|#2: JOIN A “Come, See and Help” MOBILIZATION TEAM…|
|3 annual trips – Teams of 4-6 persons – approximate cost $1,500 per person (1 week)|
|#3: PARTNER WITH EDUCACION PRIMERO IN RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT THESE PROJECTS:|
|Operating budget (approximately $48,000 per year) of Platanal School with 161 children, Los Pollos School with 173 children, Farralon with 123 children, and Escuelita Santa Clara with 16 children. where over 473 children of all ages attend Kindergarten through Grade 8|
|Feeding program for the children of Schools (approximate cost: $100 per child for the school year)|
|Goat project for the children of surrounding School s($75 per goat, including training, feeding, and vet care.) This project began in March, 2008 with the goal of enabling poorest families to become self-sufficient and generate adequate funds to pay for the cost of their children’s education.|
|Other food relief and agricultural projects|
Our small neighborhood group has been helping with what we can in our local
schools but realize that so much more needs to be done. More than our little civic group has been able to achieve. We’ve titled our group, Educacion Primero, and with this group we have been able to accomplish a little more success, but we haven’t fulfilled the total needs as yet.
We’re not looking for computers or college grants or anything of that nature. Out
here in the interior province of Cocle we’re just trying to get the BASICS. We’re talking about classrooms/schools that are nothing more than one room unpainted block walls with a leaking metal roof. We want to improve the situation by installing electricity for lighting and water for a toilet and a sink. Provide desks, chalkboards, and the necessary materials to create a learning environment where the teacher can commence educating these young minds. We want to get books, pencils, paper, crayons and chalk to provide the very basic needs for these children to acquire an education.
It is such a wonderful feeling whenever we finish something at the schools and
our only reward is the smiles and the “gracias” we get. We ask for nothing for our group except the materials to create, the funds, (dollar for dollar spent directly in the school, no admin. fees, no salaries, etc.), and the free time of the parents and friends that help put it all together. “Friends helping children/Amigos ayudando ninos.”
The problem is, “it feels too good to stop”, and we want to finish these schools
and commence on the others in our province as well as maintain what has been done.
These kids need help, many children need help everywhere. We do what we can
and we hope you might see fit to assist us in our endeavor.
Because it’s the right thing to do!
Please direct any contact or questions to the email or phone number below.
Hoping to hear from you soon.