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Vivian and Danny Colon's Fundraiser:

Kids need to play

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Vivian and Danny Colon

THE STORY:

There is a school in San Mateo, Ecuador that is called El Shaddai. El Shaddai services around 50 children. The village has about 2,500 members. El Shaddai is one of two elementary schools in San Mateo. The ages of the students are between 5 yrs old and 14. The older students remain in the school due to special needs and disabilities. Some cannot into secondary school due to special needs requirements, lenghty travel to the nearest high schol or/and limited recources. The school is very limited in supplies and has students with special needs are in regular classrooms with other students. The school does merge 3rd and 4th grade and 5th and 6th grade together due to lack of space and resources. However, these challenges don't keep the school spirit down for long. A group of dedicated teachers and Pastor Angel Bermeo Bermeo try their best to serve the children and the surrounding community.

A PLAYGROUND! A real playground is what El Shaddai needs. Its a small school that still needs complete walls, structured classrooms and mainly needs a playground. You will see some pictures of the playground that currently exists. The outdoors are a place where children can really engage in free play, make up their own games, develop their own rules and explore the world. Children develop their cognitive and social abilities as well have meaningful play at recess.

What we want
We would like to raise enough money to just pave the playground and include a wing set or a slide as well as fence the back of the school which has a cliff. Although most kids know not to go near the cliff, a fence or a brick wall could provide the safety necessary for these children. Some of you know, my brother and I travel yearly to Ecuador and some of you have helped with donations for toys and gifts in the past. This year our goal is simple, let's build a playground. Will you help us with donating a $1 per mile as we run the NYC marathon on November 7th, 2010.

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