PRESENTATION ▲ How I found the Charity ▲ History of the School ▲ The children: how they live, how they learn ▲ The Nuns and the people who help at the School ▲ How and why they want CDL’ PSA donation ▲ Committee Team ▲ Myself: my commitment
South America – Uruguay- Cardona Jesús María’s School
CARDONA is situated in the department of Soriano Cardona
The Square The Parrish Holiday festival CARDONA
An Introduction to the School ☼ It was opened in 1 940 ☼ It is a free Private School serving 250 children. ☼ The children who attend Primary are from 4 to 12 years old. ☼ The School is set in a rural area with families working in neighbouring agricultural and dairy farms ☼ Most of the ki d’s parents have incomplete schooling and work very long hours ☼ During the week, some children live with older brothers or sisters and others, only with their mother
<ul><li>☼ In many cases, attending School is the only means of having contact with culture and media, since they do not have any books, newspapers, TV or any electronic appliances available at home. </li></ul><ul><li>☼ In some cases the kids show problems in behaviour and learning difficulties, caused by poor nutrition, poor health and hygiene conditions, as well as violence and marginalization in their families </li></ul><ul><li>☼ Another important fact is that there is a low % of recurrence (repetition) thanks to the efforts of the teachers </li></ul>
WORKSHOPS Wicker crafts English classes They have different workshops: Music, crafts, English, after-school activities
“ Thank you CDL Parents for thinking in us!!!...”
How and why they would welcome CDL’ PSA donation: <ul><li>They want to create a Learning Training Centre </li></ul><ul><li>where the children can stay after school to have a place where they can find books, encyclopaedias, maps, audiovisual materials, TV – DVD, playful mathematical films, table games, Computer, Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>It is important in order to create a good environment for learning, since their homes are not very good at that! </li></ul>
CONCRETE PURPOSE OF DONATION FROM THE PSA CHARITY COMMITEE <ul><li>Plumbing and sanitations repairs (at the moment the situation is critical because of water shortages or flooding, leakages) </li></ul><ul><li>Playground repairs . It is damaged due to poor drainage, erosion, use, and the insistent presence of ants and termites. </li></ul><ul><li>New heaters (at the moment the classrooms are heated by old gas stoves, very risky to children’s health). An upgrade of them is proposed. Other places such as the dinning room are not heated at all. Winters are hard in Uruguay, temperatures can reach below O centigrade. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports equipment for the children . They encourage sport activities among all the children since they are small, and coming from vulnerable households. Usually they have to play with rudimentary equipment, sometimes even made from recycled materials. Hence we would invest in new and upgraded tools to stimulate the children in sports activities. </li></ul>
COLEGIO JESÚS MARÍA- CARDONA (DEPARTAMENTO SORIANO) URUGUAY ECONOMIC MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE YEARLY 2009 BUDGET MONTHLY INCOME 22.500 517.000 TOTAL INCOME 5.650 130.000 State support 10 teachers 11.750 270.000 DONATIONS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS OF THE CONGREGATION 440.000 10.000 Extraordinary incomes (Ruffles, Kermesse, etc) 2.480 57.000 DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM Catholic Church 2.180 50.000 Monthly payments by some households DÓLLARS MONTHLY INCOME US $ URUGUAYOS
MONTHLY EXPENDITURES 26.052 597.000 TOTAL 87.000 2.000 VAN MANTEINANCE (VEHÍCULE) 220.000 5.000 INSURANCE accidents, health, fire, building 440.000 10.000 Extra Supplies (clearing, etc) 440.000 10.000 SCHOOL SUPPLIES 220.000 5.000 CULTURAL, SPORTS AND RECREATIVE AREAS 440.000 10.000 BUILDING MANTEINANCE 395.000 9.000 Per diem (teachers travelling from other locations) 1.300 30.000 SERVICES (water, gas, electricity, telephone) 260.000 6.000 TRAINING CURSES FOR TEACHERS 1.300 30.000 Food provision for children 5.650 130.000 State funded extraordinary teachers (10) 15.300 350.000 Regular Teacher Salaries (20 ) DÓLLARS MONTHLY EXPENDITURE US $ URUGUAYOS
▲ COMMITTEE TEAM <ul><li>♦ Administrative </li></ul><ul><li>♦ Money Raising (Calendar, book fair) </li></ul><ul><li>♦ Liaison between CDL’s kids and JM’s kids </li></ul><ul><li>& teachers as well </li></ul><ul><li>♦ Charity Events & Sponsoring </li></ul><ul><li>♦ I will create a Charity team based in Montevideo to act as a controller of the Charity at the School </li></ul>
▲ MYSELF <ul><li>Maria Diez de Medina </li></ul><ul><li>Two children at CDL – Grades 3 & 5 (English Section) </li></ul><ul><li>6 years at CDL </li></ul><ul><li>Have worked in the bake sale team for 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Now I work for a Trading Commodity Co. (Bunge) </li></ul>
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