SAVE A SCHOOL

helping children bloom by improving their learning environment

 

 

 

 

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SAVE A SCHOOL

La Palangana Primary School

El Cedro, Guatemala 

 

Located 19 km from the Capital, La Palangana was built on donated space, less than 10 years ago.

There is no electricity.

Some of the classrooms are made of iron sheets, so there is leakage when it rains.

The school doesn't have enough space for its 326 students (5 to 12 years old), so they share classrooms and whiteboards.

The government won't help with any improvements. Their support is only payment for teacher's salaries and the school's food program run by the Ministry of Education.

 

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More than 217,739 children dropped out of their school in 2018, 42% higher than in 2017. (1)

In Guatemala, a high percentage of children only study until 6th grade, when they are considered ready to work.

Primary school is the only education a lot of children might have.

Concerned parents in the community decided to come together and build two classrooms to try to accommodate more students.

They used iron sheets and some wood they collected themselves.

Since none of them is specialized in construction, the rooms are dark and get quite hot. Materials are also in danger of falling.

 

 

 

 

 

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In Guatemala, a high percentage of children only study until 6th grade, when they are considered ready to work. Primary school is the only education a lot of children might have.

Concerned parents in the community decided to come together and build two classrooms to try to accommodate more students. They used iron sheets and some wood they collected themselves.

Since none of them is specialized in construction, the rooms are dark and get quite hot. Materials are also in danger of falling.

More than 217,739 children dropped out of their school in 2018, 42% higher than in 2017. (1)

Younger kids starting their academic lives suffer the most with the school's poor conditions.

Younger kids starting their academic lives suffer the most with the school's poor conditions.

1 in 5 children and youth struggle with mental health. 5 in 6 don't get the help they need.

Studying at a makeshift school can increase mental health issues for youth at any age.

We are planting for the future: we want to build new classrooms, provide electricity and replace all 326 damaged desks. 

Studying at a makeshift school can increase mental health issues for youth at any age.

We want to build new classrooms, provide electricity and replace all 326 damaged desks. 

Good Neighbors Canada is joining hands with Western's Faculty of Education.

50% of all Minds in Bloom proceeds will go to La Palangana Primary School in Guatemala and the other 50% will go to the Child and Youth Development Clinic, in London, Ontario.

New to the community, they have supported over 500 children and youth (3 to 18 years old) with mental health and educational needs in two short years, filling a mental health service gap.

A self-referring clinic, they provide high-quality and affordable consultation, assessment, and intervention services to the community, including London's most vulnerable families.

We want to help children get the care they need, regardless of their economic background.

Artwork made by Lily, a 9 year-old girl who has worked with several of the CYDC's Graduate Student Clinicians and hopes to have her own art show one day soon
Artwork made by Lily, a 9 year-old girl who has worked with several of the CYDC's Graduate Student Clinicians and hopes to have her own art show one day soon
  • As a keynote speaker we will have Dr. Colin King, Director of the Child and Youth Development Clinic (CYDC) - Western Education.
  • Welcome remarks will be done by Amanda L. Kennedy, Founder of Kuwahs^nahawi “in her name they carry” Indigenous Social Enterprises and Yotuni Charitable Initiative (both based on her Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames).
  • Instead of a silent auction, we will have a #Goods4Causes table with different sustainable products from our cooperatives.
  • We will also have live music (entertainer to be announced soon).
  • Flower wall for exciting indoor garden pictures.
  • Three-course meal.
  • This is an opportunity to help children abroad and at home.
  • There will be a a showcase of assessment tools and graduate work used at the clinic.
Lewkowitz Financial is a an advisory firm in London, Ontario, specializing in Wealth Management and preservation, building comprehensive financial plans to set and meet clients'​ retirement goals, estate planning and insurance needs.

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Good Neighbors Canada is joining hands with Western's Faculty of Education to improve the quality of life for children, youth and families through mental health and educational support.

50% of all Minds in Bloom proceeds will go to La Palangana Primary School in Guatemala and the other 50% will go to the Child and Youth Development Clinic, in London, Ontario.

New to the community, they have supported over 500 children and youth (3 to 18 years old) with mental health and educational needs in two short years, filling a mental health service gap. A self-referring clinic, they provide high-quality and affordable consultation, assessment, and intervention services to the community, including London's most vulnerable families.

We want to help children get the care they need, regardless of their economic background.

Artwork made by Lily, a 9 year-old girl who has worked with several of the CYDC's Graduate Student Clinicians and hopes to have her own art show one day soon
Artwork made by Lily, a 9 year-old girl who has worked with several of the CYDC's Graduate Student Clinicians and hopes to have her own art show one day soon
  • As a keynote speaker we will have Dr. Colin King, Director of the Child and Youth Development Clinic (CYDC) - Western Education.
  • Welcome remarks will be done by Amanda L. Kennedy, Founder of Kuwahs^nahawi “in her name they carry” Indigenous Social Enterprises and Yotuni Charitable Initiative (both based on her Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames).
  • Instead of a silent auction, we will have a #Goods4Causes table with different sustainable products from our cooperatives.
  • We will also have live music (entertainer to be announced soon).
  • Flower wall for exciting indoor garden pictures.
  • Three-course meal.
  • This is an opportunity to help children abroad and at home.
  • There will be a a showcase of assessment tools and graduate work used at the clinic.
Lewkowitz Financial is a an advisory firm in London, Ontario, specializing in Wealth Management and preservation, building comprehensive financial plans to set and meet clients'​ retirement goals, estate planning and insurance needs.

Tulip Sponsor

Capreit

Lavender Sponsor

the co-operators