School receives much-needed school supplies and furniture

Donations help students in need

News Release

 

Elder Forrest and Sister Jolynne Flake, full-time senior missionaries in San Ignacio, organized a project to have school supplies and furniture donated by organizations and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States.

From donations collected, the missionaries were able to take a truckload of paper, pencils, crayons, scissors, rulers, erasers, etc. and a teacher’s desk to the San Juan Bosco R.C. Primary School in Cow Pen, Stann Creek District.

The donations were accepted by Maria Conchita Pop, a teacher at the school. She then distributed the supplies among the classes, much to the excitement of the students and teachers.

The Flakes observed that even though the classrooms were well organized, decorated, and taught by 14 dedicated teachers, the school was badly in need of repairs and supplies. One building had a small classroom with two bustling classes separated only by a portable chalk board, making it very difficult for the students to concentrate. 

Since teachers are each required to raise $1,000 every year to support the school, this donation was very helpful in meeting those needs.

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