Today the kids in Costa Rica returned to school after their mid-year school break. To prepare them for the second half of the school year EcoVida Properties owners, Dave and Shannon Playfair, as well as school volunteer, Cheryl Tyson, handed out 45 packages of supplies to the children in attendance. Each package included 2 notebooks (Donated by the Pelicano Hotel), pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, toothbrushes as well as some sweets. In these packages we were also able to put a few toys and fun items. All of these items were donated by Cheryl Tyson, community members, guests and visitors of EcoVida Properties as well as EcoVida Properties owners.
A BIG thank you to everyone who has dropped off supplies and donations for this wonderful project. Please keep packing supplies in your suitcases when you come down as we are now collecting for the new back-to-school packages for February. We expect to put together over 60 packages for February so every little bit helps!
Many thanks to the Pelicano Hotel in Esterillos Este who donated over 170 notebooks used for the back-to-school packages as well as these mid-year packages.
A special thanks to Cheryl Tyson who volunteers at the school every week and is always a huge help in every project for the school!
Here are a few more photos of the Kinder class, who were the first to receive the supplies as the other grades were participating in their physical education class at the beach when we showed up.