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Sad News From El Salvador

I got a disturbing call from my son Adam today who’s been in the Peace Corp serving in El Salvador for the past 2 years. He’s getting out next week and was so upbeat about all he had accomplished especially the new computer lab he helped raised money to build and purchase 15 computers. It was no easy feat raising the money to buy the computers and building the lab for a remote village school in El Salvador. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the project – especially for Adam.

If you’ve followed the blog you know this time last year we were doing a big art auction here in North Carolina to help him raise funds for this endeavor. Adam and I met on Skype earlier today and he told me the school was broken into and all the CPU’s were stolen from the computer lab, in addition to the food for the student’s lunches. He’s heartbroken over it and so am I. It’s not so much the time and effort we put in to making this a reality for the children of the school – its just so sad that these kids had the opportunity to be exposed to technology and now it’s been taken away by some pathetic thieves.

I’m racking my brains trying to think of a way to get 15 replacement computers to the school. Adam said its not so hard getting the computers as it going through the incredible amount of paper work and bureaucracy getting them in the country to the school. If anyone “out there” has any ideas for getting some computers and shipping them to El Salvador “Candelaria” please let me know. I hate that they have a brand new computer lab at the school with no computers.

On another note…Adam is going to stay in El Salvador another year to work with Catholic Charities installing water wells around the country.

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2 comments on “Sad News From El Salvador

  1. Shannon
    March 31, 2011

    Sorry to hear that. I know you two put a lot of time and effort in this project. I know things will look up they always do in some way. Say hi for me when you get a chance.
    Take care

  2. Miguel
    June 3, 2011

    hello, you mentioned that this young man was staying longer in El Salvador to work with the Catholic Charities. Do you think he’d be willing to share a contact with the Catholic Charities in San Salvador. I’d like to inquire about work in SS, but I’m having trouble finding one online. Thanks.

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