SCW’s Hope Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2012
11:00am – 4:00pm
1 West Benchmark Road
Avon, Colorado 81620
Schools for the Children of the World: Offering Hope for an Education
SCW aims to give the hope of an education and opportunities to children and communities by giving them the facilities to have a successful education. SCW works with local communities to empower students and local citizens to continue to make further improvements to the community and the surrounding area.
SCW currently has operations in Honduras, Haiti, and Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia) where they continue to make significant progress on schools, completing six in 2011. In addition to constructing new schools, SCW also works with on the ground engineers and architects to renovate current classrooms or add new facilities to them, like bathrooms or playgrounds.
On February 16, 2012, ground was broken for a new education facility for children with learning, sight, and speech disabilities in Santa Cruz, Honduras. Many times, for children with disabilities, they are not included in any type of formal education. Parents often do not know how to take care of a child with a disability, so many children are abandoned. With this new facility, assessments, tutoring, and therapy is able to be provided for children with disabilities, as well as training for teachers and families on how to work with children with disabilities. This facility gives the hope of a bright future to children and families affected by disabilities.
A 6th grade class from Homestake Peak School in Eagle County, CO is working hard on a service-learning project to raise funds to build their own sister school in La Torre, Honduras. They are also raising funds for their own trip to Honduras in 2014. Overall, their goal is $14,000 by October 2013.
“Project Escuela is a service learning project of Homestake Peak School and Schools for the Children of The World. Our goal is two-fold. First, to provide student in Honduras with a safe learning environment that provides the opportunity for all children to learn. Second, to provide an authentic avenue for the students of Homestake Peak to serve others and learn about cultures and lifestyles outside of the USA,” says Kari Bangtson, Project Escuela Coordinator and Homestake Peak School Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher.
How to Get Involved
Come to our event! It will be fun for the entire family and a great way to be involved with the community and learn more about SCW. The event is $15, which includes a meal from Moe’s Original BBQ and drinks from a local brewery. Tickets will be available for purchase at each entrance to participate in activities. There will be a live auction in which anyone is available to participate in. Activities include a climbing wall, ziplining, balloon animals, inflateables, food, and more!
For the competitive adults, you can register a team of 4 to participate in extreme tug-of-war match and volleyball game, with a culmination of points to crown a winner. Click here for the registration & waiver form. Please mail to PO Box 515, 331 Metcalf Rd. #2AW7, Avon CO 81620.
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Please fill out this form and mail to the address above (listed on the form as well) and we will be in touch.
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