Isabella Aguilar, treasurer for IYH completed "adopt a Classroom" project in Cali, Colombia this past August. This year in addition to donating all of the school desks for the 4th grade class at "escuela Francisco de Paula Santander", IYH established a library for the children. Tables, Chairs, bookshelves and More than 800 books were sent to the school in preparation to Isabella's arrival.
The space was also cleaned, painted and conditioned for the children to have a beautiful and inviting space.
In addition IYH donated 36 preschool desks for a different school "Escuela Purificacion Trujillo" .
The children from both schools received a book bag with supplies and a small lunch.
The day was a very exciting and emotional one. The children expressed their happiness and gratitude through different presentations of cultural dances and activities.
Thank you to everyone for making this project a huge success. Special thanks to Jhoanna Franco for representing us and helping Isabella.
Book Bag Drive Project
IYH arrived at Georgia King Village in Newark, NJ around noon this past Saturday to distribute 150 backpacks to the children in this community. The families and children were ready to sign up for their free back pack full of school supplies to start their 2018-2019 school year with the necessary materials.
The event was a very inspiring event, the families and children were very happy and thankful for their back pack, they signed up at our tent and at 3:00 lined up with their tickets to claim their back pack.
The faces, reactions and smiles of the children were priceless.
As always we thank all of our supporters, special thanks to Hapag-Lloyd for organizing the school drive and collecting a lot of supplies, thank you to whomever took their time to place orders online , or donated money so we could complete all of the 150 back packs with the supplies.
Thank you to everyone who came to help us put them together as well as distributing them. Enjoy the pictures, they are priceless and speak for themselves.