I recently returned from El Salvador with the non-profit organization One Kid One World (OKOW), feeling grateful for one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life.
The mission of One Kid One World is to make a difference in the lives of children in need around the globe. Since its founding in 2006, the organization has raised over $2 Million, with 93% of the money going towards helping schools and children in need. Schools that OKOW support often lack the most basic necessities such as functioning bathrooms, kitchens, and libraries. As a result, many children in these communities do not stay in school beyond 4th grade. With renovations, however, school attendance increases by as much as 30%. With access to education and improved resources, children have a chance to build a better life.
The other volunteers and I provided much-needed renovations at San Alfonso School, near La Libertad. The school provides for 156 students, from preschool through 9th grade. For four days we worked alongside the school community to rebuild the kitchen and play areas, transform a storage area into a computer center with internet access and air conditioning, update the library, build outdoor seating and garden areas, and paint buildings and murals all over the school. We were also able to provide the school with much-needed school and art supplies, sporting equipment, and toys.
This trip opened my eyes in so many ways and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in such a unique experience. I know this will not be my last trip with One Kid One World.
I have committed to raising at least $2,500 for One Kid One World and I hope you will consider donating. All money raised will go towards the work we completed at the school.
Thank you, in advance, for your donation. Every little bit helps.
To learn more about One Kid One World, click here: https://www.onekidoneworld.org/