How the Scholarship Program began

Students must maintain a high scholastic average established by the scholarship committee and approved by the board of directors of FANLAP.

Our scholarship program started in 2000, when we provided a backpack, school supplies, uniforms, gym clothes, school shoes and tennis shoes to five students to 7th grade. Since then our program has expanded and presently the number of students helped is determined by donations received. We also pay public transportation costs to and from the school, and in the case of senior high students also pay tuition.
FANLAP offers help with homework through our Library/Learning Center. All students are given the opportunity of using the computers and reference books available. Studying together develops a closer relationship among the students and permits the non-profit to maintain contact with them so problems can be identified before the student drops out of school.
In return for what they receive, students perform community service such as cleaning/painting in our building, picking up garbage in the neighborhood, painting over graffiti, tutoring other students who need help, and other work approved by the scholarship committee. We also give community service credit to those who help with our annual Subasta.  (Note:  The last Subasta was held in December, 2015, at el Mangle  Unfortunately this event no longer has a venue for such an undertaking.)

                With help from our donors

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