Last week some of the Starfish students in Guasmo surprised me in the best way possible. Last month we did a raffle to help support some of our programming and contribute to the renovation of our space in Flor de Bastión. Last Wednesday, Starfish Employees Yuliana and Valeria told me that since we hadn’t raised enough money in the raffle, they organized the afternoon “refuerzo” group and asked the students to raise more money by selling candy, crackers or some other similar product at school. They told the students that they could keep part of the money for their hard work, and make a donation to Starfish with the rest. Two students decided to participate and over the past month, raised a total of $15.75. Congratulations Joel & Yesenia! Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us. Your selflessness and dedication to the foundation is a great example of what it means to be a Starfish Scholar!
|Joel and Yesenia with their hard-earned donation for Starfish!|