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Making A Difference Around the World
Starting Monday, October 27th thru Friday, November 7th, the PRMS Spanish Club, Chibchas, will be selling bracelets for $5 and purses for $10 near the Jolly Roger school store from 8:20-9:00 a.m. each morning. The bracelets and purses are handmade from artisans over the age of 14 in Nicaragua and Uganda; each item features a tag with the name and picture of its maker.
For the past four years, Chibchas has been searching for opportunities to make a change by serving the community both locally and internationally. With their motto: “Children helping children, with love”, the club has put efforts together to collect jackets, school supplies, clothes, Christmas gifts, food, and other items to help those who are not so privileged. The items collected have been distributed in Union County and also shipped to Kentucky, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. They partner with local and International organizations to make this possible.
This year at the FLANC (Foreign Language Association of North Carolina) conference in Winston Salem NC, Mrs. Bass, the PRMS Spanish teacher and head of the Chibchas club, found out about Proyecto Pulsera. The Pulsera Project is a non-profit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Nicaraguan youth with students in more than 800 US schools through the sale of colorful, hand-woven bracelets. All of the proceeds raised from this project will go to people in Nicaragua.
“We hope everyone can contribute to this amazing opportunity to generate income for people living in one of the poorest countries in the world,” Mrs. Bass says, “we cannot do everything but we sure can do something.”
More information about Nicaragua’s work and programs can be found on the FAQ page at www.pulseraproject.org/home.
Written by: Edna Bass and Lori Duncan
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 by Christine Courtney