February 2014 – New School Year in Nicaragua Means New Notebooks for Kids!
This February marked the beginning of a new school year in Nicaragua, an exciting time for our team. Children old and new began enrolling in our 77 partner schools across the country. As many of you know, SchoolBOX started with the simple of gift of a notebook and pencil to two young girls in Nicaragua in 2006 (schoolbox.ca/story), opening the way for those girls to get a basic education. Today we continue to support thousands of children in Nicaragua each year with the school supplies they need to attend school and stay in school.
Our ‘Supplies 4 Success’ team, led by Jazmin Lopez and Carlos Garcia, along with many community volunteers, have begun to deliver the 15,000+ packages for the children and teachers at our partner schools. For only $5, every child receives the notebooks, pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener and ruler that they need for their classes. We are so thankful to all of our monthly donors and schools in Canada who are the backbone of support for this program. Together we truly are ‘Making Education Possible’ for 15,000+ kids each year. To support this critical program, visit schoolbox.ca/donate
Students of the Los Maribios School in Telica cannot contain their excitement for their new school supplies.
Students of the Ascension Oviedo School in Chinandega with their school supply packages.