Thursday, March 16, 2017

School Supply donations from the U.S.

Along with all the other items that arrived from the United States, there were several boxes of school supplies.  We sorted and took an inventory of what we had.  We identified a needy elementary school and two schools with approximately 7th-12th grades.  We were concerned that if we just dropped off the supplies, that they might not ever make it down the line to get to the individual students.  There is a big problem here of people taking bags and boxes of donations, and setting up a shop on the road.  Then they sell the items and pocket the proceeds.

We contacted the schools and made arrangements to go in and talk to the administrators.  We felt good about the elementary school.  The "principal" said that we could meet each of the 9 teachers and give them a bag with crayons, scissors, colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, a notebook and a single file folder.  The art supply bag, with the teacher's name on it, will be checked back into the office everyday.  They were thrilled with everything... even the filing folder!

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