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Cougars Reach Out To Support Nicaraguan Artists

The Pulsera Project

For the second year in a row CMS is hosting a sale for the Pulsera Project.  The Pulsera Project is a non-profit organization that provides sustainable, fair wage employment for artisans in Nicaragua.  They organize and send hand made bracelets to the US to sell at organizations like our school.  In addition to providing a living wage to the artisans who make the bracelets (or pulseras in Spanish), the proceeds of the sales also go to support scholarships and community development projects.  Eighth grade Spanish students have helped with marketing the sale around the school and will help sell bracelets during lunches April 13th through 17th.

At Colchester Middle School, part of eighth-grade Spanish Student’s curriculum includes topics like Nicaraguan weather, food, and school schedules as well as more complex topics, such as Nicaraguan challenges of poverty and of creative solutions to improve such poverty. As part of that learning, the Spanish students, along with members of the Caring Cougars and Community Service clubs, have teamed up with the Pulsera Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of Nicaraguans.

Pulseras Of The MonthArtisans

“In essence, Nicaraguan artists make bracelets—pulseras in Spanish—by hand, and the Pulsera Project sends them to us so we can sell them and raise money for their efforts back in Nicaragua,” said CMS Spanish teacher Meghan Tiernan-Fisher. To learn more about the Pulsera Project visit the website here.

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