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Hello, my name is Silas Jimenez, I was born in Costa Rica but lived the majority of my life in the US. I've recently moved back to Costa Rica with my wife and 2 young girls. Since coming back I’ve really loved how the Tico community has embraced me back, as they do everyone. In my journey to reconnect with my heritage I’ve learned of needs with in the community that just doesn’t sit right with me.
Not a stones throw away from the entrance to Alegria, in Maderal, is a small school with 20 beautiful children that attend it. I got the pleasure to meet the teacher and tour their place and while it is falling apart, the love and passion I saw and felt made me feel like I would happily send my kids here.
The issue is, this school, is falling apart. I know it isn’t on us to fix everyone’s problems but being that I and many others are building our dream homes just moments from this school, I felt we should do something.
I’m setting up this fund raiser in hopes to make a difference. The school has parents and volunteers willing to do some of the work but they need materials to fix up their common room for eating. We have reached out to the municipality but with the stress of COVID their suggestion is to close the school down, forcing kids to walk about an hour down a dangerous mountain, then back up, just to go to school.
They have a lot of needs but I'm hoping that we can help with their most dire ones. Every bit helps whether financially, sharing this post or just sending your energy our way for this project to take off.
If you would like to help in a nonmonetary way, feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected].
- Silas Jimenez
- Campaign Owner
Last UpdateUpdate posted by Silas Jimenez at 05:17 pm
Hello Dear Neighbors! I’d like to make one last update on our project to rebuild the Maderal School cafeteria. In this last flurry of donations we were able to get 1350 donations that our anonymous donor matched.I’m happy and excited to let you all know that with that the school. . . . .
Maderal School Cafeteria is almost there!!Update posted by Silas Jimenez at 04:12 am
The reconstruction of the Maderal School is on it's way and the funds we collected are going a long way to provide these kids with a real lunch room. Because of their growing amount of students they have also decided to turn part of this building into a kindergarten so. . . . .
New Goal!Update posted by Silas Jimenez at 02:09 am
Hello everyone,We've made some great progress with our goal. Unfortunately our goal just became a twice as hard. We got the estimate for the materials and with a generous discount it's coming in around $16,500. Our new goal is $20K to also help with some labor cost. While this seems
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