Student exposing one of the topics
On September 8, we had the first meeting with the volunteer’s team in order to plan ahead the OPEN HOUSE that took at Maria Eugenia Puig Lince School at Bastion Popular. We developed team work and we shared ideas how to show to the parents, teachers and community, what the students have learned during this entire programme against drug use.
On September 22, we had a meeting directly with all the students in order to assign the topics each group will expose in the Open House. We went an extra mille together and passed out flyers to invite all the community to this important event, considering it will be the culmination of the project in this school.
The joy was contagious and we all felt the emotion and at the same time nerves of the students, since the day would come where they were going to be the main actors of the event. We worked together helping them making the banners they will expose with each group.
THE BIG DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED…OCTOBER 21!
The Open House was a huge success! The hot and sunny day didn’t seem to slow us down, and we couldn’t be more proud to show to all the parents, teachers and community the progress of 250 students so far.
The event was named “PREVENTION AGAINST DRUGS = LIFE”, during 2 hours all the students exposed different topics at the schoolyard. We saw those expectant faces waiting the explanation of each student, turning to happiness faces. As a result, the students and community built a strengthened sense of pride and self-esteem.
As a gesture of love and gratitude, we gifted a can (500 liters) of paint to make improvements in the school.
This project was inspired to save children and teenagers from substances abuse. But also this dream comes true, because YOU made it possible!
We feel so privilege because with God all things are possible, that is the reason why our big THANK YOU is for HIM!
Our dream was born, the volunteers team brought life to the RIGHT NOW project… Through this project, we all became a family, and each of them that worked on this project took so much ownership! Thank you so much!
Israel Foundation through the CDC Community Development Center touched many young lives and helped enrich their future to become strong, loving, kindhearted, smart leaders for the tomorrow.
Banner made by the students
Topic: Consequences of drug use
Students benefited from the program
Topic: The value of my body