Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500, including $150 non-refundable deposit
Education is what provides the opportunity to move from poverty into abundance. The country of El Salvador has had a hard time lifting itself up after the civil war 25+ years ago. Many Salvadorans have moved to the US in order to find jobs and provide for their family. With little access to education and very little opportunities locally, families have been split by parents trying to provide for their children.
Six years ago Surf For Life volunteers helped to build a high school. Now there is a new opportunity to build an additional classroom at the primary school. By providing youth with resources and educational opportunities they have the chance at creating a better life for themselves by staying, working, and growing their community. Surf For Life volunteers will work alongside school parents for a lasting community project and hands-on building experience by helping to build the classroom.
Fundraising Commitment: $2,500, including $150 non-refundable deposit
Serving one of the largest number of students on the island, a playground at the primary school on Isla de San Cristóbal, has the best opportunity to reach the most students. A playground would offer the students benefits beyond physical fitness. It would support strong play and social skills and contribute to a child’s ability to develop socially, cognitively and academically. The Principal and local leaders are very enthusiastic about the addition of a playground.
Surf For Life volunteers will work with the community to build the playground, including sidewalks around the playground area and potentially around the preschool that was built last year in Bocas Town.