Succotz Primary School
This school is a mere ten minutes down the road from Ka'ana and has become a primary initiative for the entire staff as well as friends of the resort. Of the 360 students, age 4-13, that attend Succotz Primary School, a mere handful can afford to pay the US$18.00 yearly tuition. As a result, instead of turning the students away, the lack of resources has resulted in poor bathroom facilities, leaking roofs, a fledgling sporting program, and inadequate cafeteria facilities.
When we began in 2011, all the preschoolers shared a port-a-potty and the older students shared one single, poorly functioning toilet. Earlier this year we succeeded in building a new toilet facility for the pre-schoolers, and their appreciation has spurred us on. We’re now working to achieve the second part of our goal: to build a bathroom facility for the remaining 300 students. Our goal is to raise US$3,000, which will construct a new sanitary facility featuring separate boys and girls’ bathrooms with full plumbing and electricity.
Additionally, Ka'ana has committed to supporting the following programs at Succotz Primary School:
- Scholarship Fund
- Bathroom Rehabilitation Project
- Sports Program
- Nutrition Program
We also welcome and will facilitate donations or volunteer work at the school such as playground equipment, the refurbishment of classrooms, purchasing computers and so on.
We're also members of Pack for a Purpose, which enables guests to support the local school with specific supplies.
To learn more about this initiative or how you can become a part of giving back, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.