April 21, 2004

Project Apollonia

Project Apollonia

About Project Apollonia

Project Apollonia is the Dream of Grupo Utopia Founder David Anderson and children's book author Nancy Gilliam. The purpose of the project is to provide Costa Rican school children with access to high quality English language books for grades K-6. Project Apollonia is named for Apollonia Anderson Calderon, David's youngest daughter, born December 4, 2003.

English has always been an important part of the school curriculum in Costa Rica and is an important part of the learning process. Recent cuts in government spending have affected the government's ability to purchase and maintain English language libraries.

The Goal of Project Apollonia is to donate 1,000 children's books to Costa Rican schools by June of this year (2004), and 10,000 by the end of the year. To that end, A group of parties in the United States and Costa Rica have organized Project Apollonia as a non profit organization based in San José, Costa Rica.

Our plan is to donate the first batch of books in June of 2004 to the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. Our focus is to donate the first thousand books to the poorest schools in Costa Rica, and we have selected Limon, the poorest of Costa Rica's seven provinces to receive the first of the books.

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The shipping address is:

Project Apollonia C/O
David Scott Anderson
Grupo Utopia International
1601 NW 97th Avenue
SJO 23432
Miami, FL 33172-2053

Posted by ronn at April 21, 2004 01:08 AM