Crystal Lake Central High School Spanish III classes raised more than $1,000 for the Pulsera Project. The nonprofit organization educates and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,500 U.S. schools. The Pulsera Project supplies student groups in the United States with hand woven bracelets made by Nicaraguan and Guatemalan artisans.
Students sold bracelets during the first week of December. The proceeds will provide health care, education and a living wage to 200 artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
“We decided to find a volunteer opportunity to make our unit more relevant and give an opportunity for a real-world application. The students did a great job of taking the idea and working hard to earn $1,160 for impoverished people in Central America,” said Sydney Deckro who helped organize the Pulsera Project at Crystal Lake Central.
The pulsera, or bracelet in Spanish, sales give students a chance to learn about Latin America and experience the Nicaraguan and Guatemalan culture first-hand. This is the first year that Crystal Lake Central participated with the Pulsera Project.