Our first project is Jardin de Ninos Sac Be. Also commonly known as Hurricanes Kinder. This school has a few things that it is in desperate need for.
The 1st item needed for the school is a palapa. A covered area where the kids can eat their lunches out of hot Caribbean sun and stay dry from the occasional rainy downpour. The kids right now eat either in the hot sun or in the classrooms which leads to a lot of sticky fingers requiring that the rooms be cleaned much more frequently and also leads to problems with ants.
**This is the area of the school where we will build the 9.5×8.5 meter palapa*** (apx. 30 X27 feet)
The kids are also in need of a smaller palapa to cover their playground equipment. The playground is made of metal which gets dangerously hot in the sun. This 2nd palapa will be 5×5 meters (apx. 16×16 feet) and will provide some much needed shade for the kids while they play.
The 3rd item that is needed for the school is a secure fence that surrounds the school. With such precious things to keep safe and protected, a much stronger and secure fence is needed to keep the children and the school safe. We will be getting the fence from Reja Deacero. The new fence with be strong but will also allow air to go through keeping the school cool.
There are some misc. items that are needed as well. The school needs 100 small orange chairs for the kids to use in the classrooms, 3 dry-erase boards for some of the classrooms and some wooden shelves to hold supplies in the rooms.
As part of every donation we are also buying some new recycling containers that will assist the kids with their efforts and learning about recycling and composting. This will help the kids to learn about the different items that can be recycled and how composting can help their garden and their planet.
We are hoping to set up a compost are for the kids as well.
Here is the breakdown for the project.
Part 1- The large palapa 9.5 x 8.5 meters constructed of local materials. $75,000 pesos (apx. $7,000 usd)
You can also sponsor a section of this project and be gratefully commemorated on a sponsorship plaque to be displayed in the palapa. Sponsorship sections are in donations of $1000 usd or more.
Part 2- The medium Palapa- 5×5 meters constructed of local materials. $25,000 pesos (apx. $2,400 uds)
You can sponsor a section of this project and be gratefully thanked on a commemorative plaque to be displayed in the palapa. Sponsorship sections are in donations of $500 usd or more.
***Although ours would not float on any water. This is a good indication of what we are talking about. ***
Part 3- meters of fence that surrounds the school on all public access sides provided by Reja Deacero . Plus a strong foundation to secure the fence into the ground. The total cost for this project is $90,000 pesos (apx. $8,250 usd)
You can sponsor a section of this project and be gratefully appreciated on a commemorative plaque on each of the sections sponsored. Sponsorship sections are in increments of $100 and cover 1 post, 1 panel and all needed hardware as well as the needed concrete foundation and supports.
The back side of the school will be made with cement blocks and re bar to protect from recent development on the lot line and will also provide an area for games as well as an area for the kids to decorate their school.
There is no limit to how many sections you may sponsor.