LOS HIJOS DE LAS ESTRELLAS
Universal Junior School
The community of Pureto is made up of 89 black and indigenous families located in Colombia in the Department of Cauca, municipality of Suarez. Its inhabitants live on bread, mining and agriculture. The nearest community is an hour and a half away and there is no drugstore, no park, no road and the school has all the needs you can imagine. The level of satisfaction in this community is very low due to neglect by the state. Our wish is that our students can communicate with the rest of the world. They have never seen a library or used the internet.
Other Critical Educational Needs:
|Item||Local Currency (PESOS)||USD|
|Internet Fee||474,751 Pesos||$100|
|First Aid kits||166,162.85 Pesos||$35|
|Basic Medicinal Supplies||474,751 Pesos||$100|
|Uniforms & Clothing for 65 children||7,714,703.75 Pesos||$1,625|
Other Critical Educational Needs:
a) The school “LOS HIJOS DE LAS ESTRELLAS” located in the community Pureto Municipality of Suarez, Department of Cauca, Country Colombia with 85 families and 65 children between 2 and 15 years; to be able to participate in a virtual way in the “ENCUENTRO DE ESCUELAS” on March 31 of the present year, since we are representing Colombia and we are going to showcase our community.
b) We need a means of transportation, at least one. When the children leave elementary school the nearest school is more than an hour away, which means that every day they spend more than 2 hours on a dirt road in bad conditions on a motorcycle or bicycle to go to school, not counting if it rains. And it is the same in the case of a sick person.
c) There is a lack of teaching materials to make the classes more dynamic. From equipment for an office, they need; computers, a television, projector, sound, microphones, didactic games, a library, many books, stationery, colors, markers, paper, paints, a student kit etc.
d)We wish to make purchases for these with your kind donations.
Guidelines for Setting Up The Online Wish Exchange:
a) By using this Exchange, you agree to participate at your own risk. You are responsible for all of your communications online and in person, and must do your own research and make your own choices in order to keep yourself safe.
b) Give and Receive Freely. No strings attached. All wish gifts offered and requested must be freely given without any expectations or restrictions.
c) Be honest in your communications and practice Natural Law by doing no harm. Set your intention to serve others and offer kindness as you serve.
d) Show your compassion. Remember that each person you meet is a real person with a real life, in a real place. We are all just learning, so practice patience because there may be some glitches in the process.
e) Let your compassion and good intentions flow and be prepared to receive, no matter which end of the receiving you are on.
Each School Has A Unique Email Address where you, the donor can contact them. The exchange is between the two of you. The GEAC is providing the avenue for which you can communicate, but we are not responsible for any exchanges. They are strictly between you and the recipient.
Please understand that in some countries, like Africa, used goods such as clothing are not accepted because most of these items are intercepted and sold on the black market. You may also find that postage and shipping costs are quite high in some parts of the world, and that it may be more cost effective to donate money instead.
i. Include, in this order:
1. Your general geographic location (to see if postage is feasible or to arrange pick up/delivery) and to narrow down the search, such as “New York city area, USA”.
2. Name of the Post; what you are giving away or what you are looking for, as an example; “Girls, size 6 clothes” or “2021 Dell computer with internet access”.
3. Give a complete description (with sizes, if appropriate), including the condition of the item.
ii. You can include a photo(s)s with your posts.
iii. Please participate as yourself. We don’t have the time or patience to deal with bots, spam, trolls, etc.
a) The person who posted the item will receive a personal message from the interested party. It could read something like this, “I am interested in the classroom materials you posted today. Can we discuss this at your convenience? I am located in…”
b) The two of you can then send messages back and forth until you come to an agreement on the item in the post. Keep in mind that postage/shipping costs may be prohibitive in some instances, along with extensive paper work for customs, if you send internationally.
c) Practice patience as not everyone can speak the same language. Use a language translator, if necessary and most of all, have fun!
a) If the wish gift is shipped, please notify the wish giver that you received it, immediately upon its arrival. You will need proof that you received it, so tale photos and or videos. You can send them to email@example.com and it the files are large, you can compress them or send them through https://wetransfer.com/
b) If the wish gift is received in person, be gracious and thankful for the gift.
c) It is always appropriate to follow up and thank the wish gift giver, using your email exchange.
d) The GEAC would also like to send you, the donor, a thank you, so please send us information about your exchange to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please understand that this is a Trial Period For This Project and we strive to improve as we go. Thank you for making a difference in this world. We are grateful and are excited to see micro-schools thrive, with your help.