Friday, March 21, 2008

Our Plan

Through the generosity of donations we hope to...................

1) Supply the children who attend Jose De La Cruz Mena with school supplies which include notebooks, pencils and pens, backpacks, uniforms, shoes, pencil sharpeners, erasers (all the necessities to learn effectively). This is an important need since about half the students go without these school supplies.

2) To improve the conditions of the school
a) The school grounds are desert like, thus we would like to plant as many trees as possible to provide a better school playground.
b) The school has no library, thus we would like to purchase or build library shelves to store about 300 books that currently "live" on the floor in boxes.
c)Teachers have limited materials, thus we would like to provide them with functional replacement tools like blackboards and working lights.
d) The director of the school has also requested that we build them a covered basketball court

3) Help the neighborhood with hygienic products like soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Food and used or new clothing donations are needed.

4) Build a new additional bathroom for another school affiliated with Jose De La Cruz Mena school that only has one toilet facility for 900 students. The toilet does not work well and requires that a teacher clean it out after each visit.

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