Hello. My name is Carolina Gómez, I am the ballet teacher and director of the Ballet School of Juan Griego, on Margarita Island, Venezuela.
We have been training children and young people for 8 years and we have had the opportunity to give scholarships to those students with less resources for their academic training. We have also participated in different Ballet competitions as well as in the Grand Prix Pura Danza, achieving many gold, silver and bronze medals from our students that fill us with pride.
At this time, due to the crisis in our country, it is increasingly difficult for us to offer training to the community. We have suffered the theft of our air conditioning units and children and young people are in need to do classes in high temperatures of up to 95-104°F, so that students suffer from dizziness and extreme exhaustion.
Also, the materials to repair floors are very expensive so we have resorted to using material to make billboards to cover them, which is not ideal.That without counting innumerable details that added together, create an environment not conducive to receive the necessary training.
In the past, we collaborated with the students by donating ballet shoes and uniforms but today the story is different. Today we need help to adequately prepare the space so that they can receive training and dance.The high costs of materials and equipment make it practically impossible to recondition the classroom.
If you support us, together we can help our students to train in an appropriate environment without risk of injury and we will post on the social networks photographs of the progress in the repair and restoration of the ballet school.
Please help us.