Total donated in Chile: $69,239
Partner since: 2010
"I especially enjoyed the visit to the school. Children showed us around and danced for us."
Sol del Pacifico School
The Sol del Pacifico School serves to educate a group of 19 children—ages 6-12—who live in a rural community on Chile's Pacific Coast. The school is free to attend, and receives some support from the Chilean government. Grand Circle Foundation began partnering with this school in 2011, and has been supporting some much-needed improvements in the school building. All the floors were in poor condition, and with a combination of local and Foundation funds, the replacement of the floors in both classrooms, the teachers' room, dining room, and kitchen is being completed. The bathrooms and heating system are also being repaired. As a result, these Chilean students have a much-improved building in which to pursue their education.
School in session:
March through December, though we still meet with students during January and February
Gifts to bring if you're visiting:
- Pens and Pencils
- Copy books (blank books for writing)
- Educational games for 6-to-12 year olds