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Yours Humanly Donates $20,000 in Educational Resources to Puerto Rico
Schools and school children continue to suffer as recovery is slow two years after catastrophic Hurricane Maria
By: Yours Humanly
"People are either leaving the island to get their children into school or the children are commuting miles and miles to go to a school that is still open," says Yours Humanly Founder & CEO Sunny Singh. "Still, not one of the schools has the space or resources to handle that many extra children. We raised money to support schools in Puerto Rico any way we could after the hurricane, though we found it a slow process to actually get the funds to where they will help the most children."
After a year of exhaustive research and with assistance from the Teachers' Federation of Puerto Rico, Yours Humanly identified three schools in great need and chose to split the $20,000 three ways. Escuela Especializada en Bellas Artes Pablo Casals in Bayomón and Inocencio A. Montero Primary School in Utuado each received $5,000 to assist with elementary school programs and much needed classroom supplies.
Movimiento al Rescate de Mi Escuela, a volunteer organization that rescued Lorencita Ramìrez Middle School in Toa Baja after it had been arbitrarily shut down by the Department of Education in May 2018, received $10,000. The organization has restored the school for the children who previously studied there and returned a safe space to local citizens that benefits the entire community. Revived activities include tutoring, arts, sports, sewing classes, community meetings, and other programs and services taking place throughout the week. Funds were used in part to purchase fans; academic and art materials; paint to restore the school; equipment to rehabilitate the library such as tables, chairs, computers, and printers; equipment to rehabilitate the gym; and backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and other critical school supplies.
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Driven by the belief that quality education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds local and global efforts to provide underprivileged children in underserved communities access to educational programs and resources. By doing so, Yours Humanly is lifting children out of poverty and other challenging situations and empowering them to achieve better, brighter futures.
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