After 5 intense months marked by the generosity of the schoolchildren but also the investment of the teams of Ecoliers des Philippines, the first edition of Operation 500 ended at the end of March. And the least we can say is that the results are extremely positive, even exceeding the objectives set in November!
A few figures to make the balance sheet:
1450 coloured pencils
were raised thanks to the generosity of children in the partner schools of this first edition.
A huge thank you to the pupils of Roquebrune-sur-Argens (village and la Bouverie), Puget-sur-Argens but also of Peyruis. We also do not forget the parents and teachers without whom this operation would never have taken place.
Given the immense success of the operation, the association decided to donate the surplus supplies (10 notebooks and 243 pens) to a partner association helping children in need in Morocco.
Finally, Ecoliers des Philippines would like to thank the association les meissugues de l’ovalie for offering us the cost of sending all the supplies collected to the Philippines. They will be distributed to the children by the members of our team who will go there next July. You can continue to support us for this trip on our crowdfounding page 🙂
A huge thank you to all and see you next year for a second edition, hopefully even richer, the objective being to expand the scope of the operation and perpetuate it.
Thank you and see you soon to follow the future distribution in July for the return to the Philippines!
The Ecoliers des Philippines team.