Elementary School Improvement
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Info about the Elementary School Improvement
This elementary school in Costa Rica is its most organized and motivated community entity. Over the past ten years, it has witnessed an increase in its population of 25 to 283 students, with children coming from three communities. The principal, staff, school board, and parents have shown initiative and an interest in new projects. While it is a needy community, it is also one committed to its own development and its children.
The first objective of this project is to help the Children’s Dance Group by funding the making of 10 typical dresses, purchasing videos, music and handout materials. The materials purchased will be used in a series of workshops. Currently, the dance group serves as the school’s only extracurricular activity. Along with this proposal parents are also actively fundraising in the local communities with raffles and food sales.
The second part of this proposal is to purchase a playground, which will be placed in a secure area within the school. It will serve as the only playground in the community, where the children have a safe area to play. The community will clear and prepare the playground space. A parent will provide transportation for the playground and assembly workers. The school will provide meals to the workers assembling the playground along with bus fare back to San Jose. The administrative staff, school board, and parent organization will be responsible for repairs to the playground and the materials used by the Children’s Dance Group.