Wednesday, February 9, 2011

School Supplies

The Honduran school starts every February.  Government public school is provided through the sixth grade. But even with the school being free many parents do not even have the funds to purchase the needed paper, pencils, glue, etc.
Many of you sent packages of school supplies or $ for us to purchase supplies.  In the end we were able to purchase over 2K in school items. We loaded up our van and headed out to Armenia Bonito. This is what we arrived to find.....
I wasn’t even able to get the entire line in the photo. It curved around the corner where a huge crowd was gathered around the door the knew they would enter through.  The flyer we handed out said we would open the doors at 9.  We showed up at 8.  My best guess is that the line started forming before 7!
With the use of our scholarship students we formed a line and handed out pencils, sharpeners, erasers, pens, crayons, markers, notebooks and rulers - there was also a ‘random’ table where we allowed them to choose 1 item: such as - play dough, calculators, sharpies, etc...

THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HELPED US GIVE OUT SUPPLIES TO OVER 400 STUDENTS! MAY GOD BLESS YOUR GENEROSITY!!!





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