Our organization partners with three local public schools, two children’s day centers and a soup kitchen. The families from these communities live below the poverty line and struggle to cover their basic necessities. These centers and schools provide meals, counseling, care and education to children from these families.
Our primary goal with our volunteer activities is to encourage the kids to stay in school, as the drop-out rate is very high in these neighborhoods. These schools and centers have very limited funds to cover a large amount of maintenance needs for their facilities. With the help of committed teams of volunteers we have been able to offer assistance with many maintenance and renovation projects such as painting classrooms, furniture and more. The kids have benefited from cleaner, friendlier, and more fun schools and centers. The basketball teams have also enjoyed playing sports and educational activities with the children where they have been able to serve as role models for these kids. The children light up when the volunteers arrive and it always turns out to be a highlight for the basketball teams.