October 16, 2008
Basic school supplies that are plentiful in classrooms here in the United States are lacking in Jamaica's classrooms. Many children in Jamaica are unable to attend school because of the poverty that is prevalent throughout the country.
This week I packed a box with pencils, sharpeners, pens, flashcards, coloring books, crayons, history books, a doll baby, and a letter. I sent them on their way to Blueaurie Primary School, Friendship P. O., Jamaica. Almost all of the items were purchased at the dollar store.
My first hand written letter for Danielle (see previous post on Making a Difference... for reference) included a photo of me. I complimented her on her writing skills and encouraged her to always do her best in school. I described where I live and work and how important her education is.
Along with the school supplies I included a doll and some hair bands for Danielle. I want her to feel special and know that I care about her.
I am anxious for Blueaurie Primary to receive the supplies. It will take 10 days for the package to arrive. I am encouraged by Danielle's letter to me and I know that not only can I make a difference for her but for other children in Jamaica if even in a small way!
Posted by Leslie Rubio at 10:06 PM