How you can help in 2017…Early childhood education

As 2017 kicks off we want to share some of the construction projects that we would like to accomplish this year.  In this series of blog posts we will share some specific projects with their specific costs…we hope you can help if you feel led!

Our early childhood education program provides an enormous blessing to the local community.  We do not charge for enrollment, but we expect parents to be involved and have a teaching staff that is top notch.  For families to have a place to bring their children everyday that is safe and of good quality lifts a big burden.  It is a joy to work with these little ones!

   You can see in the first photograph that one of our preschool classes meet inside the dining hall.  We need to place a retractable divider here.  Cost $1,110.

   We have two bathrooms that serve everyone and they are really beaten down from all of the use.  To remodel the bathrooms will cost $3,700.

   We have had the same wear on our classrooms.  One of the big needs, is to replace the doors with official classroom doors.  All three will cost $380.

   One of our classrooms also has a serious ventilation problem.  What we would like to do, is place a window on an interior wall for air flow.  Cost $350.

   Lastly our office is the central hub of the entire ministry.  We have parent meetings, accounting meetings, staff meetings, etc in this office and it is not big enough.  We plan to demolish an interior wall and expand the office space into an adjacent closet.  This will help with our growing needs.  Cost is $5,500.

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How you can help in 2017…Feeding Program

As 2017 kicks off we want to share some of the construction projects that we would like to accomplish this year.  In this series of blog posts we will share some specific projects with their specific costs…we hope you can help if you feel led!

At Club Esperanza we feed over 300 people two times every day.  Our kitchen is something we are very proud of because we make a big effort to not only feed every child, but feed them well!  It is a hub of lots of activity!

   As you can see in the picture below, our kitchen has an open front that faces the main gathering area.  Because we also want to keep the kitchen very sanitary, it is important that we close the kitchen in on the front end.  We also need to add wooden cabinets for keeping order.  Cost to do both is $4,750.

   In the pictures to the side you can see some of the more particular needs that we have in the kitchen.  First our wash basin is the one that we have had since we were in La Chureca.  It has had a good life…a new one will cost $350.

   The next item that we have had since we were in La Chureca is the stove.  It too has had a great life and has helped to serve thousands of meals over the last decade.  A new one with two burners and a grill will cost $825.

   Lastly you see our outside kitchen where we cook beans and tortillas over firewood.  This stove puts out tons of smoke.  We don’t have a hood in the roof for smoke to escape…this costs $450.

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How you can help in 2017…Tutoring Program

As 2017 kicks off we want to share some of the construction projects that we would like to accomplish this year.  In this series of blog posts we will share some specific projects with their specific costs…we hope you can help if you feel led!

The tutoring program is for our 1st – 6th grade students and is a huge ministry as we serve over 150 students every afternoon.  We only have three actual classrooms so some of our groups meet outside under temporary tents to have lunch, do their homework, and spend time with their tutor.

   We would like to build two permanent shelters similar to the one at Quinta Havilah (pictured to the left).  It would be perfect for the teaching time and give a great cover from all the elements.  The style is very pretty and the clay tile roof will keep it very cool.  The cost to build these “Ranchitos de Teja” would be $8,350 each.

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