Second- and fifth-graders from The Island School raised $8,848.87 from their Kids Can Make a Difference calendar sales and donations, school officials have announced.
The students presented a check from the fundraiser last week to Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association (BOSIA) treasurer Paul Carroll.
The kids from The Island School elected to fund several programs organized by BOSIA in Ometepe, Nicaragua. Programs include university scholarships for three students, library books for three schools, a weekend ambulance driver’s salary, a sign language interpreter, student workshops for deaf students, and school supplies and uniforms for students returning to school after time away to help their families.
New this year were funds for two innovative chess sets for players who are blind.
The calendar project is an island tradition, now in its 27th year.
The Island School is an independent school educating students in kindergarten through fifth grade.