Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico

by Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.
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Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico

Proyecto P.E.C.E.S. Accredited High School has been characterized by developing in our students’ skills relevant to their academic interests, as well as in science, mathematics and other areas. With the purpose of promoting a more intense, dynamic and integrated approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, what we know as STEM, in recent months a team of teachers trained in these disciplines, in collaboration with a young mentor majoring in civil engineering, and with experience in activities focused on STEM, have been working with a group of students evoking enthusiasm and sharing the importance of these disciplines and how they can improve the quality of life of the world around them. During the 2021 academic year, goals were achieved at the school level, as well as in the areas of science and mathematics.  In the mathematics department, 92% of the students passed the courses.  In the science department, 90% of the students passed the courses.  We are proud to announce that 82% of 12th-grade students graduated and 39% graduated with honors.  51% of the students reflected an improvement in their academic achievement.  33% of students have identified an aspect of science and technology relevant to their life experience.  40% of the students at the time were trained on the causes of earthquakes, and it is expected that by the end of the year 60% will participate in training on global warming and vaccine development.  100% of the students have established an ongoing relationship with a science mentor.  To this date, 30% of students have shown enthusiasm for technology.  Through the activities carried out, the participating students have recognized the importance of science, technology, and mathematics. Thanks to our collaborators and foundations that subsidize us, the granting of funds provides students with classrooms that are adequately equipped with the necessary materials to work on the courses in biology, chemistry, physics, general science, and mathematics. Their interest in our students and their collaboration has shown us that if we all come together, we can develop a different vision of society. 

#TogetherWeAchieveMore! 

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In an effort to redefine community development, a small fishing village on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, a neighborhood within the greater municipality of Humacao. Through several initiatives, Punta Santiago’s Fisherman Village Association and P.E.C.E.S., Inc., have come together to restore the village, provide enrichment courses and workshops to the fisherman and activities that promote unity and perseverance. With the workshop Marine Mechanics, the fishermen learned about the operation and identification of problems in outboard motors, the components of the outboard motor, as well as develop skills in solving any emergency situation at sea according to manufacturer recommendations. The “First Nautical Parrandón” for the community, several fishermen decorated their boats and along with a speaker system, spread positive messages and joyful music throughout the community with a parade. Electrical improvements were made to the fisherman village, in January 2021; the relocation of the meter base and some improvements to installations with UF @ PVC cable, that also included individual short circuit receptacles for each of the refrigerators in the fisherman storage area, a necessary improvement. In February, the fisherman received COVID-19 incentives for fishing material and equipment, benefitting the small merchants within the community and the installation of solar panels within the Fisherman Village.

In collaboration with other foundations, P.E.C.E.S., Inc. has provided continuous support to the community and specifically those in need, with the distribution of fresh food boxes and other essential supplies. In collaboration with a local catholic church, the organization's Community Sustainability Center has steadfastly coordinated the distribution, which is welcomed primarily by the elderly and disabled population.

In recent distributions, volunteers and employees are welcomed with happy, gleaming faces of the families receiving the fresh boxes in their homes, and blessings as they depart.

Bless your generosity!

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Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Location: Humacao - Puerto Rico
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Project Leader:
Nancy Madden
Humacao, Puerto Rico
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