Why Give School Supplies?
A year’s worth of school supplies for one child costs on average, $500 MXN pesos or $20 USD. For many, this is a week’s worth of wages. There are children who are not going to school because their family can not afford school supplies. And those that do attend, often do not have a pencil or paper to write with. How do they learn when they don’t have tools?
What We Do
Playa del Carmen’s Secretary of Education recommends to KKIS schools having the highest percentage of in-need students.
At the beginning of the school year, KKIS volunteers pack and distribute bags of grade-specific schools supplies to students.
How Does it Help?
Teachers report that the children receiving a year’s worth of school supplies are inspired and engaged like never before!
Parental gratitude is shown through the many offers to help with special projects and events.
Give School Supplies
School Supplies We Need
- Pack of 12 colored pencils
- Pack of 24 colored pencils
- Pack of 12 colored markers
- Sharpened pencils
- Glue sticks
- Simple calculators
- 4GB of bigger USB
- Red pens
- Blue pens
- Black pens
Drop-off Location (Playa del Carmen)
Keeping Kids in School Office
Corner of 32nd Street and 35th Avenue
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710
For questions or a map of the location see the Contact Us Page.