Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2014, KKIS volunteers loaded up a truck and drove half an hour north and west of downtown Playa to the Cristo Rey neighborhood where parents built a school and now have it certified by the government. There are 160 students in pre-school and Grades 1 – 6. KKIS has helped these students for the past two years watching the school grow and develop.
Electricity for the community if provided by a generator which allows power for a few hours in the morning and then again at night. Ceiling fans were given by a generous donor this past year to cool these tin roofed classrooms and a playing field has been leveled for football and general chasing around.
We arrived with boxes of notebooks, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, erasers, geometry sets, glue sticks, bottles of glue, colored paper, white paper, rulers, colored pencils and scissors. Rather than making bags for each child we supply the classrooms and items are shared as needed.
The kids lined up with girls on one side and boys on another and each received one notebook. The rest will come when school begins Aug. 18. There were smiles on every face!