In the near future, I will officially announce on this Blog a short term drive to help with tuition assistance for a minimum of ten children to attend the Learning Center. The drive for tuition assistance will be called the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund.
Anne G. Broady
I am still working out a few details before making the official announcement but want to have us alerted to expect the announcement.
Many families in Copey can only afford to send one of their school age children to The Learning Center and often have to choose which one to send. We are conveying to The Learning Center our commitment to send a minimum of ten additional children who are from families unable to pay the tuition. See the FAQ #2 and go to Scholarship Fund page listed above for complete details.
The donation process will be very simple to use. Donors are encouraged to send their contributions directly to The Learning Center with the use of their PayPal system found on the The Learning Center’s web site . When completing the PayPal form, the donor states the donation is being made in the name of The Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund. The Learning Center will credit the donation to the Scholarship Fund. With The Learning Center’s assistance we will track and report to the Friends of Copey our performance and success. There has been 4 scholarships donated to date.
Our official window for donations will be during the month of January. The Learning Center is currently on their summer break and officially opens their new school year in February.
There is no obligation or requirement to support this Scholarship Fund. I am sincerely grateful you are interested enough to follow this Blog. Your comments are welcomed.
On this most special of days, I wish all a very Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year. I am so excited about the upcoming year and the possibilities of great things to come.
The year 2013 has been full of blessings and amazing progress in our efforts to gather support for a small community in a remote spot of the world. I look forward to blessings to continue and ongoing progress. In race car terms, we are just getting into second gear.
If not connected yet, then please connect to the Blog. If connected, please stay connected to this Blog. There are a lot of things being planned and will start to show up over the next few weeks.
For today, I want to do nothing but say again Merry Christmas to all and thank you for being part of the growing number of “Friends of Copey”.
Today we celebrate my second post and you will see there are already major improvements in the visual presentation. More work is still to be done.
I thank many of you who sent notes and comments back on my first post. I am equally excited about this post because it features the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Please click on it when convenient and it will answer the majority of all your questions about The Learning Center and of course “Friends of Copey”. Please also check on The Learning Center’s web site and Facebook page.
Looking ahead, there are several very interesting topics planned for my posts. Some of the highlights to be featured include:
- The “Friends of Copey” say Thank You to teacher volunteer Hailey Tibbett
- Getting to Know the Author
- Anne and Seidy – the dynamic duo
- Knowing our Mission
- The story behind the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund
- Meet some of the Key Players in the “Friends of Copey” Support
- Great photos of Costa Rica
I want to say a special thank you to both Anne Lawrence, Member of The Learning Center’s Board of Directors and Seidy Rodrigues, The Learning Center’s Principal and Founder. Both concluded their work with The Learning Center this month. They have been the driving force behind The Learning Center’s success to date and have placed the organization on a path to greater achievements. Both Seidy and Anne met with me in January 2013 and inspired me with their dedication and devotion. I returned home believing in their mission and vision. I thank them for making a difference in the lives of young (and older) people.
This is an introduction to my new Blog established to communicate with those who have expressed an interest in the various projects underway to assist and support The Learning Center located in the rural community of Copey, Costa Rica.
Please stay tuned for additional information scheduled to be posted on this Blog over the next couple days. The information will provide you with a full and complete description of the “Friends of Copey” and the various ways my “friends” are supporting this small but important learning center.