With Asturia Fashion Joining Forces with the Smile Education Foundation, we're looking to help that team accompish the following:
The goal is to raise enough funds to implement the Smile Rionegro 2015 project, a sustainable development that will directly impact the lives of 80 kids, their families, and the local community. The children who will benefit from this social project live in very low-income families of the Rionegro community; many of which live in small farms in the surrounding hills of the town of Portachuelo without access to proper education. For this reason, Smile Rionegro 2015 will focus on education and the improvement of the children’s wellbeing through participation in the arts, health aid and enriching seminars.
The funds provided will cover the following:
- EDUCATION: Books and school material for the 2015 academic year. The donation will be based on specific academic requirements and the kid’s school year.
- ARTS: Musical instruments, and a music teacher for an academic year. For the first time, the kids of the Rionegro community will receive musical instruments and weekly classes from a music teacher that will train them in the arts and help them acquire other skill sets associated with music learning: language development, higher IQ, larger neural activity, discipline, etc.
- HEALTH: Optometrist and eye examination, prescription glasses, dental seminars. It has been proven that lack of eye care mirrors poor academic learning and performance.
Go to www.smilecolombia.org/WP/rionegro/ for other donation opportunities.