“Students get crafty for a good cause”

Students at Pavillon de la Jeunesse Elementary School in Hamilton are raising money to support the construction of a daycare in the community of Pacifico de Villa, Lima, Peru. Nathalie Pageau is a Grade 5 teacher at the school, and traveled to Peru in August with Solidarity in Action (SIA). When Nathalie returned to the classroom in September, she was eager to share her experience with her students. After learning about Peru and the work Nathalie had done there, the children were eager to help, too. Ever since, they’ve been busy making friendship bracelets to raise money for the expansion of a daycare centre in the shantytown community, Pacifico de Villa. During the August SIA program, participants helped community members to build a retaining wall that will support the planned extension of one of the classroom areas. Solidarity in Action is working directly with the community to execute this and several other sustainability and development projects.

The students at Pavillon de la Jeunesse Elementary will be selling their handmade bracelets at the school’s upcoming Christmas festival. To request your own, send an email to Nathalie at onerisingstar@hotmail.com, or info@solidarityinaction.ca.

Students at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse Elementary School in Hamilton make bracelets to raise money for the Pacifico de Villa daycare.
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2 thoughts on ““Students get crafty for a good cause”

  1. This crafty fundraiser is brilliant. It mimics the handcrafts that Peruvian women make to sell in order to help provide better food and education to their children. In Cuzco, you can see Quecha women in the street with hand looms making woven belts etc to sell to the tourists. The bakers who arrive with great round circular fruit breads in the early morning hours have obviously been up for hours baking in their ovens. Les eleves du Pavillons meritent nos felicitations pour ce projet.

  2. Félicitations aux élèves du Pavillon de la Jeunesse! Vos efforts et votre intérêt à aider les autres sont vraiment une inspiration. Bravo!

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