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OJOS PARA EL DESARROLLO

$1,925raised of $12,000 goal
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Organizer: EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana Beneficiary: Children in El Salvador

EXAM is an Alumni Association that wants to give back to the Salvadorean Community. Our campaign targets education from a different view: sight problems.

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National and International experts agree that, in order for a country to develop, education is important. Through education we will be able to obtain a society with the necessary abilities to succeed. Its because of this that EXAM, working with FUDEM, will be visiting vulnerable schools to donate prescribed glasses thanks to their optometrists and this way help children to take full advantage of their educational opportunities.


Todos los expertos nacionales e internacionales coinciden que para lograr el desarrollo en nuestro país necesitamos fortalecer la eduación, y que es a través de la eduación que lograremos una sociedad con las habilidades necesarias para salir adelante y superarse. Es por esto que EXAM junto con FUDEM estará llegando a escuelas vulnerables para donar los lentes recetados por sus expertos optometristas y darle la oportunidad a los niños para que aprovechen su eduación al máximo.

If you want to contact us you can do it by email through:

adriana.exam@yahoo.com or exam.adriana@gmail.com

Our facebook page is 

https://www.facebook.com/EXAMCommunityAid

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Updates

07/23/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
In just 1 year, more than 4,500 children have received eye examinations, more than 250 children have received new eyeglasses, and with our donations, we also give our support to FUDEM'S program Ventanitas de Luz.

Please continue to support OJOS PARA EL DESARROLLO!! #help #ong #ngo #elsalvador
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07/23/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
In just 1 year, more than 4,5500 children have received eye examinations, more than 250 children have received new eyeglasses, and with our donations, we also give our support to FUDEM'S program Ventanitas de Luz.

Please continue to support OJOS PARA EL DESARROLLO!! #help #ong #ngo #elsalvador
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07/23/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
In just 1 year, more than 4,5500 children have received eye examinations, more than 250 children have received new eyeglasses, and with our donations, we also give our support to FUDEM'S program Ventanitas de Luz.

Please continue to support OJOS PARA EL DESARROLLO!! #help #ong #ngo #elsalvador
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04/09/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
After Easter break we will be going to visit new schools, this time in Sonsonate. We will be able to examine children who live in and off the coast, who do not have access to eye doctors or are not able to buy new glasses.

Please continue to support this great cause!
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02/14/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
63%  of the population that lives in povertysurvive with $2 a day
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02/13/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
New school today! Help us fubdraise for better eyesight!
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02/06/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
En Diciembre y Enero no hemos logrado recibir ayuda para Febrero. Pronto estaremos visitando un Colegio de aproximadamente 900 estudiantes!

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02/05/2014
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Next Thursday February 13 we will be visiting a new school for this new year!

Help us bring new light to a kid!
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11/29/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Children are the future! Invest in their education!

Children are mistakenly diagnosed for ADD when they don´t pay attention,but their lack of attention is sometimes simply just a sight problem. ITS HARD TO FOCUS ON THE BOARD WHEN YOU CANNOT SEE PROPERLY!
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11/26/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Invest in a child´s eyesight for a better education! Their future is TODAY!

Go to www.youcaring.com/EXAMOJOSPARAELDESARROLLO
CITI #000000120104648 o Banco Agricola #142-002833-8 a nombre de Asociación de Exalumnos de la Escuela Americana
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11/22/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Build a better future! Invest in a child´s sight for a better education!
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11/08/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
After going to INAC in Antiguo Cuscatlán, we have yeat another 54 pair of glasses to donate to students!! Help us help others!
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11/08/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you Patty, Class of 1980 for donating $30 to EXAM´S OJOS PARA EL DESARROLLO!
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10/30/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Next Monday we visit another school! This time it´s Instituto Nacional de Antiguo Cuscatlán!

Thank you for your support!
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10/24/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana

We have already received donations of over $1,300.00 since the campaign began,” states Adriana Artiga, EXAM Projects Coordinator.  “From those donations, we have invested $1,245.00 on the donations for the first 2 schools.We now need to accelerate the new donations for the other 2 schools to be helped before November 2013.

Please find it in your heart to give a little back to society in El Salvador with your donation, no matter how small.  We accept donations from as little as $1 to as big as you can afford.  Class of ’79 leads in total donations so far, but we are sure you won’t let your class be outdone…J

Donations can be made via Paypal on the following link:

http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/ojos-para-el-desarrollo/69807

And also by direct deposit to our CITI checking account:
ASOCIACION DE EX-ALUMNOS DE LA ESCUELA AMERICANA
Account Number: 000000120104648


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10/15/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana

By the end of 2013 our campaign, Ojos Para El Desarrollo, will have benefitted over 3,000 children in vulnerable areas.  EXAM is extremely proud of the Support that has been received by our members, the alumni of the Escuela Americana.

We have already received donations of over $1,300 since the campaign began,” states Adriana Artiga, EXAM Projects Coordinator.  “From those donations, we have spent $1,245 on the donations for the first 2 schools. We now need to accelerate the new donations for the other 2 schools to be helped before November 2013.

Please find it in your heart to give a little back to society in El Salvador with your donation, no matter how small.  We accept donations from as little as $1 to as big as you can afford.  Class of ’79 leads in total donations so far, but we are sure you won’t let your class be outdone…J

Donations can be made via Paypal on the following link:

http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/ojos-para-el-desarrollo/69807

And also by direct deposit to our CITI checking account:
ASOCIACION DE EX-ALUMNOS DE LA ESCUELA AMERICANA
Account Number: 000000120104648


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09/24/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana

On our last visit to Colegio ESPARZA, there was a little girl from Prepa who had to be redirected to FUDEM´s headquarters and clinics. Ophthalmologists informed us that the little girl had an eye infection and could not use the same instruments the rest of the kids were using because they could get an eye infection. The girl told them she wanted to take the test because she could not see well.

 We want to help every child, and give them the help they need. Because of this, we gave the little girl our phone numbers, who to contact, gave the information to her teacher, and told her that, if she should need glasses when she goes to FUDEM, they should call us so that we can give her the help she needs.

Her teacher said she would contact us after she went there, and explained to us that the little girl´s mom was a single mother who would probably be very grateful of what we were doing.

 It´s important for EXAM to help every child in need.

You can help them too by donating at: 

www.youcaring.com/EXAMOJOSPARAELDESARROLLO


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09/20/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana

On Wednesday September 18 EXAM and FUDEM went to Colegio ESPARZA in Antiguo Cuscatlán, to evaluate about 300 children from Preparatory to Sophomore year. Of 300 children, 38 of them need glasses.

 First thing that caught our attention was that, in the previous campaign, 1,300 were examined, and 46 of them needed glasses. The percentage of children in this smaller school was of 12.6%, whereas in the bigger school, 3.6% children needed glasses.

 We spoke of this with FUDEM´s ophthalmologists, who explained to us that the impact of what they eat and their lifestyle affects incredibly in children´s eyesight. In Soyapango, kids come from more rural areas and rural background than children who attend the smaller school in Antiguo Cuscatlán. Children from Soyapango tend to eat beans, corn, "tortilla". The school in Antiguo Cuscatlán is closer to more Urban areas, so children tend to eat more "junk food", it was clear to see during "recess" time


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09/19/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Yesterday we went to a second school in Antiguo Cuscatlàn where we examined 300 children from Prepa to 10th grade. Of 300 children, about 40 children will need glasses.

Compared to the previous school in Soyapango, where about 1, 300 children were examined by optometrists from FUDEM, 46 needed glasses.

What we have learned is that the difference in the percentage of children that needed glasses is due to mal nourishment and poor eating habits.

Poor eating habits increases sight problems.
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09/09/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Class of 1992 donated $80! We are on to our second school to which we will be donating the glasses  that the children need!
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08/28/2013
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08/28/2013
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07/22/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Aún necesitamos tu apoyo para logrardarle a estos niños sus lentes!

We still need your supports to be able to give all of the kids the glasses they need!
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07/18/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
El día de ayer fuimos con Optometristas de FUDEM al Centro Educativo Católico "El Carmelo" donde se evaluaron a 1,300 niños. Casi 50 niños necesitarán lentes. Aún es tiempo de donar!

Yesterdaywe went with FUDEM to "El Carmelo", a little school in Soyapango. FUDEM´S optometrists evaluated 1,300 children. Almost 50 kids will be needing eyeglasses. It´s still time to make donations!
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07/15/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you Class of 1993 for your support!
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07/15/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you Christobal for your donation to OJOS PARA EL DESARROLLO!!
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07/11/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you Carmen Martínez for your donation and support! Gracias Carmen Martínez por tu donación y apoyo!
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07/09/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you ver much René Chavez for your donation! Gracias René Chavez por su donación y apoyo!
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07/08/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
We still have a long way to go! Thank you Margarita Avalos for your support!!
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07/08/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Gracias Sonia Trabanino por su donación! Thank you Sonia Trabanino for your $25 donation!
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07/03/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you so much for your donation Mauricio Robalino!!
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07/03/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Thank you Regina Gutierrez for your donation!!
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07/02/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
We still have a long way to go!
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07/02/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
We still have a long way to go!
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07/01/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
Hay países en los que están combatiendo altas tasas de criminalidad donando lentes a quienes los necesitan. Muchos niños dejan de asistir al colegio por problemas de la vista.
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07/01/2013
by EXAM, Asociacion de Ex Alumnos Escuela Americana
With your help children will improve their academic performance, therefore you will help build a better future!
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