Rhoades School 6th graders partnered with The Pulsera Project to learn about and support artists in Central America. Sra. Rozas has been teaching the 6th graders about the culture and geography of Nicaragua and Guatemala in Spanish class with support materials from the Pulsera Project. The 6th graders shared what they have learned about the needs of artisans in Central America and the colorful art of pulsera (bracelet) making during the week of December 4th by selling hand-crafted pulseras at school.
The Pulsera Project is a non profit organization that buys hand-woven pulseras from Central American artists and then partners with student groups to sell them through U.S. schools. The Pulsera Project provides sustainable fair trade employment and expands economic opportunities for artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
The Rhoades School raised $1500 through the Pulsera sale. With the money raised, we help empower nearly 200 artists by creating employment where few opportunities exist. The funds we raise also support programs that empower Nicaraguans and Guatemalans through secondary education, university scholarships, housing programs, and youth shelters.