The first 2 pavilions of the new La Carreta high school were completed just in time for the beginning of the school year on February 8. Now there are 133 students receiving classes there! We are waiting on a grant from a Rotary Club in Washington State to habilitate one of the classrooms with air-conditioning in order to set up a computer lab with donated computers from a private school in Seattle. This will help the computers survive in the hot and humid climate of Nicaragua.
The 3rd pavilion, for which we are still fund-raising, will house a library, a teachers’ room and a kitchen where the students will clean and prepare the vegetables that they plan to grow in the school gardens.
We believe that with more opportunities to learn a variety of skills, these youngsters can choose to study at a university and to serve their families and their country as health and educational professionals. If they don’t attend university, a secondary education will enable them to find jobs in Nicaragua to sustain themselves and their future families.