Children from Hogarcito San Ramon orphanage currently walk 45 minutes each way to/from public school daily, regardless of weather, on a two-lane road without sidewalks. Children who require medical treatment are transported by taxi to facilities that are often an hour away, and the orphanage relies on donations to cover these transportation costs.The amount of money needed to purchase a vehicle is far beyond their means.
According to law, a caregiver must accompany a child walking to school. But because the school schedules are staggered by grade, only one or two children are escorted at a time. As a consequence, the equivalent of a full-time caregiver is removed from the orphanage every weekday.
A vehicle will ensure safe transportation for students and return a caregiver to the orphanage. A vehicle will also provide reliable transportation in medical emergencies. It will support consistent school attendance and contribute to the children's health.
A vehicle will provide safe, reliable transportation for the children at the Hogarcito San Ramon orphanage.in Costa Rica.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).