First Desk - a desk for every child
We are excited to introduce you to FIRSTDESK. What began as a request to help two small schools in a sleepy Guatemalan fishing village has caught fire and resulted in the FIRSTDESK foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a love of learning amongst children throughout the world. We continue to work with schools throughout Guatemala but have also began work in Ecuador and are working with partner organizations to expand into Uganda.
We have been overwhelmed with all the support we have received to date from both individual donors and corporate partnerships. Thanks to corporate sponsors we are able to committ 100% of individual donations directly into classrooms, and while the cost per desk varies somewhat by country it still equates to roughly $20 per desk.
These children greatly need your help! Education is the key for providing a helping hand to these communities & the desks are the first step to making that possible for each child.
We greatly appreciate any and all support you are able to offer. The need is great (including much more than desks; clean water, bathrooms, books, new roofs, doors, windows etc) but chairs/desks is a fantastic place to start. We have resources in place to handle logistics at even the largest scale so please help us today!
Thanks again for all your support! As many already know, we delivered desks to the first two schools and it was a great success. Work is underway for the next deliveries and we have set up a non-profit organization called First Desk.
I have attached a video we made from the first trip below. There is still great need and as always we appreciate your support and sharing this with others!
Thanks to your help we have already made a difference with 2 schools and have 3 more underway. In order to adequately respond to the scope of this project we are establishing the "First Desk" foundation - for more information on "First Desk" you can follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/1stdesk
Many thanks for helping and spreading the word. The need is great and we are just getting started. With a $20 investment you can provide a desk for a child!
Es de agradecer a todo aquel que tenga voluntad de ayudar pero, en realidad este problema es una arista de lo que sucede en Guatemala, si de solo pupitres fuera, como estos y los padres ya hubieran resuelto pero, el problema es que se supone que entra un gobierno que quiere vivir solo de ayudas pero nunca con la verdad. Se sabe que tenemos un atraso respecto a servicios basicos, donde ha sido el crimen organizado, gobierno dee turno y los mismos que han provocado deficit fiscal, deudas eternas a traves de bonos, ha incrementado una burocracia infernal que no deja para inversion entonces, ¿Sera el problema de unos pupitres o sera que nadie le quiere entrar a la verdad?. Cierto es que se agradece las voluntades pero lo que se necesita que los de gobierno ganen sueldos acordes con la verdad, sin plazas fantasmas, sin la burocracia electorera y que se larguen los del crimen organizado en fin, que desaparesca la corrupcion. Respecto a los mismos como son los del poder que entiendan que Dios los puso alli poer algo, cosa que Maria Antonieta y Luis olvidaron. Viva Gandhi.
Hello Julia - el Rosario is 12 kilometer past Monterrico (along the pacific coast towards el salvador).
Where is this aldea Rosario, please?