Supplies 4 Success Program
SchoolBOX supports 17,487 children in teachers in 96 communities with educational supplies annually
In Nicaragua many children don’t attend school for lack of the most basic of supplies. A notebook can literally stand in the way of a child receiving or not receiving a basic education. As the poorest country in the America’s, many of its citizens are forced to forgo educational expenses in order to simply survive. Only 48% of children were able to complete primary school once enrolled (UNESCO, 2007). Now 56% of students finish elementary school (UNICEF 2012). Things can change!
SchoolBOX provides an educational package with sufficient materials (notebooks, pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler) for a student to study for an entire semester. Our organization gives each INDIVIDUAL student in our partner schools an educational package, which ensures that the supplies are distributed in the most equitable and transparent means possible. It is simple, cost effective and it works! The impact on the children who receive the packages is dramatic.
SchoolBOX also provides packages for the teachers that we are working with which include; planning notebooks, dry erase markers, coloured pens, pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener. These basic supplies allow the teachers to keep their classrooms functioning on a day to day basis. With more and more of the financial burdens for the schools being shouldered by teachers and parents these supplies are more than welcomed. Truth be told, teachers often shed tears of thankfulness.
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