Solar Panels for Solarte, Nicaragua Update

Spanish Leap Frogs to go to Panama

posted Nov 9, 2018, 7:16 AM by Elena Crespo

Due to a very generous donation from teachers of Poway unified school, several boxes of school supplies (including 8 Spanish Language Leapfrogs) were sent to Panama to be used by Give and Surf's schools! The boxes left June of 2018 to be used in the upcoming fall school opening.  

Teacher's House is finished!

posted Nov 11, 2017, 4:14 PM by Elena Crespo

The teacher's house is complete!  This is powered by the school solar panels.  It is wonderful for this small community to have a permanent teacher.  

Teacher's House to be built in Solarte

posted Jan 4, 2016, 8:15 AM by Elena Crespo

Give and Surf has broken ground on a teacher's house in Solarte Teacher’s in December (2015). Thanks to the generous donation of Carl von Merten & his friends, they were able to break ground on a new teacher’s house in the Solarte community. Providing a home next to the school for the teachers helps to improve attendance and increase the teachers’ connectedness to the community thus improving the quality of education for the students!

Give and Surf Announces a New Ambassador Board

posted Apr 28, 2015, 8:53 PM by Elena Crespo

Give and Surf has announced a new Ambassador board and I have been asked to join. I am very excited to provide input on school based projects that fall within the scope of Give and Surf in Bocas del Toro.

Kiss of the Oceans Panama-San Diego Sister City Celebration

posted Apr 27, 2015, 6:23 PM by Elena Crespo   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 9:03 PM ]

I was able to join Speaker of the Assembly Tori Atkins, the Mayor of San Diego, Kevin L. Faulconer, and the Panamanian Consul for an event on April 23, 2015.  

More info from Rancho Bernardo Paper about this project

posted Apr 17, 2015, 6:05 PM by Elena Crespo

See an Update on my Trip to Panama

posted Apr 16, 2015, 5:20 AM by Elena Crespo

Rancho Bernardo teen honored by Girl Scouts for work in Panama |
Girl Scouts honor 11 'Cool Women' and one accomplished 17-year-old who built a computer lab on a remote Panamanian island Page 1 of 2   Link to the Article

Sister City Event

posted Apr 16, 2015, 5:17 AM by Elena Crespo

I will be attending a wonderful Sister City Event on April 23rd, 2015. Want to see the flier?

See the Lab in Use!

posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:57 AM by Elena Crespo

So the lab is being used!  

Girl Scout Badge Workshop helps raise funds

posted Jan 20, 2015, 10:42 PM by Elena Crespo   [ updated Mar 7, 2015, 8:10 AM ]

Elena led a Girl Scout Badge Workshop at the 4s Ranch Library on January 13th. She was joined by girls from troops 2193, 2026, 2017, 2033, 8790, 2061, 2033 and 2062. The girls made ornaments for Meals and Wheels as well as learning about Girl Scout traditions.  Proceeds were used to purchase special lights for a school computer lab in Panama. 

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