2nd Semester Presentation, 2016

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The continuation of preschool and elementary school is dedicated to the Lázaro Project. Thank you for your support of Zapatera Island, December 2016

Message from Lázaro:

Thank you for your enormous support. This semester I decided to buy shoes and give them to the students as an incentive for having finished the school year, at the same time giving them a Christmas gift. I know the shoes will be very useful for them. You could see their satisfaction when they received the shoes. Also, to celebrate the end of year we made a meal for all the kids of the school and they shared with their parents, as well.

Many thanks for bringing so much happiness to these children that I’m convinced are making the most of your support, and will always remember your kindness in their minds and hearts.

May God always bless you, and I hope we can continue moving forward supporting these kids.

Greetings,

Lázaro García.

En español:

Los alumnos, profesores y padres de familia dedicaron la promoción y fin del curso escolar a Benjamin Raznick, por el gran apoyo que ha dado en estos dos años

En nombre de todos agradezco ese enorme apoyo, esta vez decidí comprar zapatos y darle a los alumnos como estimulo por haber terminado un año escolar y a la vez que se tomara como regalo de navidad. Sé que sera de mucha utilidad para ellos. Se miraba en la satisfacción que tenían al recibir los zapatos. También para celebrar el fin de año se hizo una comida para todos los niños de la escuela que compartieron con sus padres también.

Muchas gracias por llevar tanta felicidad a estos niños que estoy convencido que están aprovechando tu apoyo y por siempre lo llevaran en sus mente y corazón.

Dios te bendiga por siempre y espero sigamos adelante apoyando a estos niños.

Saludos,

Lázaro García.

S2-2016. EXPENSE REPORTS / INFORME DE GASTOS

S2-2016. PURCHASE RECEIPTS / FACTURAS DE COMPRAS

1st Semester Presentation, 2016

I want to personally thank all of the people that have selflessly supported the education of our kids at the school Denis Martínez.

Every time a piece of sand is given, it builds a wall of happiness inside every child. This year we have been able to bring a lot of happiness to the kids with each one of the donations we have received. We celebrated “Kid’s Day,” enjoying the breaking of piñatas and cooking a special meal.

Recently students received educational materials: notebooks, pencils, rulers, pens, sharpeners, erasers, markers and a bag for each student.

Everyone is so happy and send their appreciation, wishing you many blessings from God.

A big hug and my gratitude.

Lázaro García.

En Español:

Quiero agradecer de manera personal a todas las personas que de manera desinteresada han apoyado en la educación de los niños de la escuela Denis Martínez .

Cada vez que se da un grano de arena se construye un muro de felicidad en cada niño. En este año hemos podido llevar mucha alegría a los niños con cada una de las donaciones que han recibido. Se celebró el día del niño, disfrutaron quebrando piñatas, se hizo una comida especial.

Recientemente se les entrego materiales educativos, cuadernos,  lápices, reglas, lapiceros, tajadores, borradores, marcadores y un bolso a cada alumno.

Todos están muy contentos y de una manera fraterna les mandan sus agradecimientos deseando muchas bendiciones de parte de nuestro Dios.

A todos un abrazo, mis agradecimientos.

Saludos.

Lázaro García.

3rd Trimester Presentation, 2015

Hello and Happy New Year!

During this holiday season, we can all celebrate together the success of our first year supporting Lázaro’s school on Zapatera Island, Nicaragua. Looking back on our year, it is truly incredible how far our money has gone to provide school supplies and nutrition to the island’s 72 students and 3 teachers.

This final trimester, the presentation even has pictures of how our donations also supported the school’s celebration of Día del niño, or “Kid’s Day!” Lázaro bought a piñata and party materials and the pictures reveal lots of joy of students and their families as they celebrated!

Click here to see our 3rd Trimester Presentation for 2015!

We look forward to our next year to expand on this project. If you are interested in donating again, we can guarantee that your money will go far! Please visit the link below, which also has the option for monthly donations (by clicking Make This Recurring (Monthly). This can be canceled anytime in your PayPal settings.)

Click here to visit our PayPal donation weblink

And finally… words from Lázaro.

Thank you to everyone involved. It has been an incredible year, and we can look forward to our next!

Ben and Matt

I want to thank you on behalf of the community, the parents of the families, and myself for the support that we received throughout the year due to all of the people that decided to donate their money to the education of the kids of School Denis Martínez on Zapatera Island.

It was a difficult year for me but I still achieved the objective to bring education to the kids up until our final day of school on December 4th, 2015. Thank you for the support that allowed us to obtain many things like educational material and additional nutrition for the kids, which facilitated the work as a teacher. An important milestone was the purchase of a printer. What students had previously spent hours copying by hand, now can be done in seconds.

This year with your support, we were able to paint the school and create an enjoyable environment for the kids. They were very excited and painted the school themselves.

With the collaboration of Katia Cordova, we were able to achieve 2 rowing boats for 14 kids to travel to school, who previously had difficulty arriving to school, and this is no longer a problem.

It was a year with many successes, and everything is due to the noble people like your friends Ben, Matt, and all of you that we do not know but that with all of our heart we thank and beg to God to take care of you and bless greatly. For all of your help that has been enormous for our school and the will to support us, all there is left is for us to thank you for your support which has not gone in vain. Thank you very much to everyone,

Lázaro Garia, December 4th 2015

En español:

Quiero agradecer en nombre de la comunidad, los padres de familia y el mio propio el apoyo que recibimos durante todo el año por parte tuya y todas aquellas personas que decidieron poner su grano de arena en la educación de los niños de la Escuela Denis Martínez  en la isla zapatera.

Fue un año difícil para mi pero aun así cumplimos el objetivo de llevar la educación a los niños que el día de hoy 04 de diciembre concluye y gracias al aporte brindado pudimos lograr muchas cosas, materiales educativos, complementos en la alimentación de los niños, esto facilitó el trabajo como maestro,  un logro muy importante fue la compra de la impresora, lo que  antes pasaba horas copiando a mano, ahora se hace en segundos.

Este año con los aportes conseguidos, pudimos pintar la escuela y crear un ambiente mas agradable a los niños, ellos estaban tan emocionados y fueron ellos mismos quienes pintaron la escuela.

Con la colaboración de Katia Cordova pudimos conseguir dos botes de remos para 14 niños que viajan por agua y que se les hacia difícil llegar a la escuela ahora tienen transporte y no faltaran mas.

Fue un año de muchos éxitos y todo se debe al apoyo de personas muy nobles como tu amigo Ben, Mateo y todos aquellos que no conocemos pero que de todo corazón agradecemos y rogamos a Dios los cuide y bendiga grandemente.

Por toda su ayuda que ha sido gigantesca para nuestra escuela y la voluntad de apoyarnos solo nos resta agradecer y decirles que su apoyo no ha sido en vano, muchas gracias a todos.

Lázaro García.

T3-2015. EXPENSE REPORTS / INFORME DE GASTOS

T3-2015. PURCHASE RECEIPTS / FACTURAS DE COMPRAS

2nd Trimester Presentation, 2015

Our second trimester has been a complete success! Please click here for our “Prezi” presentation (which contains a video this time!) and the attached financial spreadsheet and receipts.

Below is also a translated letter from Lázaro. Thank you all for being a part of such an impactful project!

Ben and Matt

In the name of the kids of the school, their parents, the teachers that support me in the school, and myself, we thank once again your very noble gesture as our friends that support our school, facilitating our job and helping progress the education of these kids. Thank you, and we pray that God will bless you for all that you are doing. May you achieve many successes every day.

Sincerely,
Lázaro García

En nombre  de los niños de la escuela, los padres de familia, las profesoras que me apoyan en la escuela y el mio propio agradecemos una vez mas el gesto tan noble que tienen todos aquellos amigos que apoyan a nuestra escuela para facilitar el trabajo nuestro y ayudar a salir adelante en la educación a  los niños.Gracias y solo nos resta rogar a Dios para que sea el quien pague todo lo que  estáis haciendo, bendiciones para todos y que logren muchos éxitos cada día.

atte:
Lázaro García.

1st Trimester Presentation, 2015

The first installment of money has gone a long way, and we are so thankful for your donations to make this project a success.

Below is a translated letter from Lázaro, and please click here for the link to our 1st trimester presentation with pictures! (It is a “Prezi”. When you arrive you can click the right arrow to view the slideshow.)

Please see the attachments as well:

  • The financial spreadsheet for this trimester
  • The receipts to match the expenses

Thank you again for supporting our project and we hope you enjoy!

Ben and Matt

Dear friends,

On a personal note, I want to thank you for your support that has made a dream come true for many children on the Island Zapatera: to have a quality education with all the necessary supplies. You can’t imagine the excitement they felt the moment they received everything that we bought. For the first time, the preschool and first grade were able to eat Corn Flakes with milk. The printer has been very useful and we print educational material for the students. They no longer need to copy down the tests from the chalkboard. They are eating 2 eggs per week which helps give energy to the students, in addition to complimenting their regimen with foods like spaghetti, barley and flour drinks. The kids from first and second grade have new language books. All of these things are thanks to all of you. 

May God bless you,

Lázaro

Estimados amigos,

De manera personal quiero agradecer el apoyo que han brindado para hacer realidad el sueño de muchos niños de la isla, tener una educacion de calidad con las cosas que necesitan para hacerlo, no imaginan la emosion que sentian los niños al momento de recibir cada uno de los productos que compraba, los niños de preescolar y primer grado por primera vez pudieron comer corn flakes con leche, la impresora ha sido super util en ella imprimimos materiales educativos para los niños y los examenes, ya no tienen que copiar de la pizarra, se come dos veces huevos a la semana esto ayudara a dar energia a los niños, ademas se complementa la alimentacion con espaguettis, toman refresco de avena, cebada,  los niños de primer y segundo grado tienen libros de lectura donde ejercitan el lenguaje,  todas estas cosas y muchas otras mas han sido  gracias al gran apoyo de ustedes 

Dios los bendiga,

Lázaro

Original Project Proposal

Attached is a presentation Lazaro made about his school and the island.
The attached spreadsheet shows exactly how the money will be used towards food and school supplies for students and a printer for teachers. If we raise more than the initial requested amount, there are many additional needs, or it can contribute to the longevity of this project.