Abbie’s School is a homeschool cooperative with 40 children in Culebra. For the sixth year, the students go to Rancho Culebra Farm once a week to learn about growing their own food, cooking delicious recipes with fresh ingredients and selling the products of the farm to the people of Culebra and visitors to raise money for their school. Although the visits had to be suspended due to the pandemic, we look forward to restarting the program this fall.
The Foundation provides scholarships to students who would otherwise not be able to attend. We also purchased an electric whiteboard and related equipment to provide teachers and students a tool for teaching and learning, as well as providing the experience of working with this type of technology.
We have also provided the school with a van large enough to carry at least 15 students at time.
The school reopened a week after Maria without electricity or water. The Foundation provided a generator to allow the school to be fully operational.
The Director of the school has been in her role for 25 years, doing an amazing job for the children of Culebra. The Foundation is now working with the school to develop a strong and effective succession plan for her future retirement. The children of Culebra deserve a quality education.
Ecological School of Culebra
The Ecological School is the public school for Culebra with 150 children from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
The Foundation has supported the awards program for graduating students.
Following the hurricanes, the Foundation helped the school to get back in operation by providing the needed printer and copier ink. The Foundation has also been supporting the recovery and resiliency of the students and teachers. Paint and supplies were provided for an art program for the students developed by the University of Puerto Rico. The teachers participated in a program to build emotional intelligence, positive thinking and resilience provided by a well-known psychiatrist. The program is now being expanded to the parents of the students.
We hope that Culebra’s experience in becoming a sustainable community with the highest quality of life will become a model that others will want to replicate in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Subscribe below to follow our progress and stay up to date with the latest news. We are continuing to seek funding for all these important initiatives and truly appreciate your support.
Stay in Touch
Subscribe to our newsletter to receive news and updates.