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Pulsera Project at Hopewell
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Monday, October 07, 2019
Pulsera Project
Pulsera Project
2nd Grade Spanish Immersion Service Learning Project

Over the next two weeks, our school will be collaborating with The Pulsera Project, a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire, and educate people in Central America and the U.S. The Pulsera Project provides sustainable, well-paying work opportunities for nearly 200 artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala, most of whom make colorful hand-woven bracelets, or “pulseras” in Spanish. The project creates a market for their artwork by partnering with schools across the U.S.

Pulseras will be sold for $5 here in our school, and the proceeds will be invested in a wide range of social impact programs in Nicaragua & Guatemala, including:

*Sustained employment for nearly 200 artists

*Legal and medical aid for those impacted by the crisis in Nicaragua

*Secondary education programs

* University scholarships for artisans and their families

*Healthcare for artisans and their families

*A housing program for artisans and their families

*Environmental initiatives

*Support for other social enterprises doing impactful work in these countries

We hope this will be a highlight of the school year as students engage with the beauty of Latin American culture while lending support to these skilled artisans and their communities.

While students are providing a market for the artwork, they are also learning about the culture and countries of the artisans. Ms. Gil's students drew their own pulseras to decorate the stand. They will record a video to present their project in Spanish to share with the other Spanish Immersion classes. 

Children looking at Pulsera board

Girl making pulsera for board

Children watching Pulsera video

 

Sales will begin on Monday, October 7. There will be a table with parent volunteers outside the cafeteria for students who want to purchase a pulsera during lunchtime. From October 14-18, the table will move to the library and parent volunteers will sell from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Only cash is accepted.

 

Parent volunteers selling Pulseras To learn more about the Pulsera Project, please visit the Pulsera Project website.

 

 

 

 

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