Friends of Aviation for Humanity visited the La Hacienda School in Jaco, Costa Rica this April! Gina and Ron McKune, along with their three children (Ethan, Sadie, and Rayden), carried school supplies from Seattle, Washington to our new friends at the La Hacienda School.
The school is operated by the school director, Annabel, her modest staff, and some helpful volunteers. The complex is comprised of three, small, mostly open-windowed concrete structures enclosed by a chain-link fence. There are no iPads. There are no computers. And, they are lacking supplies. The school operates with a small budget. But, what the school lacks in modernity, it makes up for in character.
The McKunes were welcomed into the second grade class, which consisted of roughly 20 students aged between six and eight-years-old. The students were enthusiastic to quiz the McKunes on their Spanish-speaking abilities and found fun ways to communicate through common language. They handed out art supplies for the classroom and individual student packets for each class member. The packets, which included a notepad, pen, pencil, crayons, and a glider airplane, were well-received by the students and immediately put to use.
Aviation for Humanity thanks the students and staff of La Haceinda School for their hospitality and a big ‘thank you’ to the McKune family for sharing their family vacation with Aviation for Humanity and for promoting education and helping to create a global community.