Port Townsend Rotary 2015 Community Services Committee Approved Grants
Rotary has awarded a total of $16,000 among the following organizations:
Here, Austin Henry (left) and Darrin Newlander (right) explain the robot. It will approach a number of trash cans, stack them within the 4 vertical uprights and place a lid on top. They placed well in the competition.
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1) Lima de Abajo--close to Chacala off the main road towards the ocean. The 1st 3 pics are of that school. Hopefully you will get to visit. This school is amazing...the children are so well behaved & the moms are so enthusiastic about their children coming to school. I could not get over how well Gema had their attention throughout her puppet show of "Who is Your Mama"--it was adorable!! During the Chacala Music Festival, we take the 'Kinder Music" program to their school, of course the kids LOVE it! Gema will keep you posted of Your Partner Schools throughout the year. The pics of these kids are in their school uniform. Many of the schools do have uniforms.
2) El Divisadero--also close to Chacala off the main road towards the ocean. The last 4 pics are of this school. The teacher in this school is male & he is fabulous. One of the things the children do SO well here is music--a lot of talent. Their teacher has them singing all the time. During the Chacala Music Festival when we took the Kinder Music program to them...THEY preformed for us. You will see in the pics, these children do not wear uniforms. **Caution...if you go to visit...you will want to take ALL these kids home with you.:) I cannot tell you how much the teachers & parents appreciate the Books on Wheels program for their schools.
THANKS to both of your clubs for your commitment to bring literacy to their schools in rural Mexico! … Janell L (Weeks) Tessari M.S.
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Rotarians are dedicated to making a difference at home through community service of many kinds, from the mundane (roadside litter cleanup) to the significant (major grants to community organizations). Just as important, Rotary International is an engine of hope globally with grants and volunteer assistance for life-changing projects all over the world.
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