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Playa Hermosa School Back Pack Program 2016

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa

The Playa Hermosa School Back Pack Program 2016 was a rousing success but the good things happening at the School do not stop there.

Stepping onto the grounds of the Playa Hermosa School yesterday you notice the improvements right away.  Four years ago there was basically one classroom and a basic lunch room.  There are now 44 students and 3 more are signing up according to the School Principal.

Playa Hermosa School Back Pack Program 2016

Now they have multiple classrooms, an official lunch room and sports court and a new room for the kindergarten students.  At this moment all the walkways between the classrooms are being covered so that students will be covered from both sun and rain while they go between classes or just socialize and be kids.  Suffice it to say the school is a place the kids will be happy to come and will be comfortable to study in.

Playa Hermosa School Back Pack Program 2016

 

The community of Playa Hermosa has played the major role in this transformation spearheaded by the Playa Hermosa Resident’s Association Education Committee currently headed by Carrie Enfield and long time community volunteer and fundraiser Gary Lundquist.

Today was the presentation ceremony of the Playa Hermosa School Back Pack Program 2016.  Started years ago by Gary Lindquist and other volunteers as a way to help the poorest kids to have the school supplies and uniforms needed for the school year.  So now every year the Playa Hermosa Residents Association Education Committee accepts donations to purchase each kid in the school a brand new Back Pack filled everything they need to start the new school year.

RE/MAX  has been involved since the beginning with the School Back Pack program giving generously and asking our clients to give as well.  Check out the video below to see the results of everyone’s hard work and generous support.

Thank you everyone who contributed.  The kids really appreciate it!

Playa Hermosa School Back Pack Program

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 75

The Playa Hermosa School is growing and improving with the help of many local volunteers, the Playa Hermosa Resident’s Association as well as many people who don’t live here full time but hope to in the future.

Playa Hermosa School Project

Make sure you check out the facebook page of the Playa Hermosa School renovation project that talks about all the successful projects done to date including building a new kindergarten classroom.

Playa Hermosa School

The school now has 52 kids and growing which is a significant increase over years past as the school is looking great!

Unfortunately the kids who attend the school, for the most part, come from humble families.  So every year there is a big effort to purchase Back Packs filled with School supplies for the kids and the school. This is a huge incentive for kids to actually come to school and once they come they see how nice the school has become and how welcoming the teachers are.  So your donation is and will continue to pay off for future generations.

Playa Hermosa School Back Pack

As in years past Gary Lindquist and the Playa Hermosa Resident’s Association are spearheading the effort.

The cost for each bag is $65 and the goal is to buy one for each of the 52 students.

If you would like to contribute please contact me directly.

Playa Hermosa School Kids

Thank you for your generous support.

Michael Simons
April 2021
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