Yearly Archives: 2019


New 3rd wing features kitchen & stove

The newly finished 3rd wing of the La Carreta secondary school Instituto Augusto C. Sandino in La Carreta has a kitchen with a built-in stove. This will allow the teachers, students and parent helpers to prepare lunches for the kids, utilizing vegetables being grown in the school gardens.

The community designed this school to ultimately have an agronomy and animal husbandry curriculum in addition to basic education. The kitchen is intended to facilitate preparation of market vegetables in the future.

2019-08-15T04:08:05+00:00August 15th, 2019|

3rd wing of La Carreta school completed!

The Somos Ohana Nicaragua team just returned from their summer 2019 trip, marking the 20th consecutive year of working in the Municipality of Villanueva, Dept. of Chinandega.

The 3rd wing of the La Carreta secondary school, Instituto Augusto C. Sandino, is completed and in use! These students are studying in the new library. We’ll soon be acquiring more books, too.

We continue to support the library and secondary school students and teachers at Rincon de Garcia, built by Somos Ohana Nicaragua in 2009.

2019-08-15T04:09:52+00:00August 14th, 2019|

Flatbread Benefit Tuesday June 4

Maui friends of Somos Ohana Nicaragua, come eat pizza with us on TUESDAY, JUNE 4, at The Flatbread Company, 89 Hana Highway in Paia, and check out our Silent Auction from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. We have many excellent deals! Flatbread will generously give Somos Ohana Nicaragua a portion of the money from each pizza sold between 5:00 and 10:00 pm that night, and all proceeds will go to furnishing the 3rd wing, under construction now, of La Carreta’s secondary school Instituto Augusto C. Sandino. Muchas gracias for your support!

2019-05-16T07:16:52+00:00May 16th, 2019|

Funds raised for furnishing the 3rd wing

Members of the Somos Ohana Nicaragua board and other volunteers held a very successful yard sale on Maui April 27. All the proceeds are designated for the furnishing of the 3rd wing of Instituto Augusto C. Sandino secondary school in La Carreta, Departamento de Chinandega.

The 3rd wing is currently under construction while students attend classes in the first 2 wings completed in 2016. Somos Ohana Nicaragua is very grateful for the many generous donations of good to our yard sale, as well as to the Maui community members who came out to purchase and support our programs!

2019-04-29T00:57:31+00:00April 27th, 2019|

La Carreta students receive healthy morning snack

Many of the students come to school hungry. They now receive their breakfast, prepared by Head Teacher and Language Arts instructor Prof. Luvy. She prepares a healthy breakfast drink of local fruits and milk and serves a locally-made bun. The breakfast is served while the students work on their lessons, and the nutrition boost enhances their ability to focus and learn.

Somos Ohana Nicaragua is providing funds for this meal until they can start harvesting enough foods from their school gardens. We are looking forward to the new cafeteria under construction in the 3rd wing where the students can eat more comfortably.

2019-03-25T18:24:26+00:00March 25th, 2019|

Excellent progress on the 3rd wing of the school

Amazing progress was made on the 3rd wing of the La Carreta secondary school by the construction crew during the dry weather at the end of 2018 and start of 2019. This wing will house the school library and a kitchen and dining area for the students and teachers. The kitchen will be used to prepare the produce grown by the students, for their own mid-day meal, for their families and eventually for sale.

The parents of this school community chose the site for this school and decided that, long term, the focus of the school would be, in addition to the normal curriculum, an agricultural and animal husbandry education for the area youth. We are all very grateful that the recently dug well has reached a good water source.

2019-02-16T20:10:54+00:00February 10th, 2019|

Getting classrooms ready for the new school year

On Monday, February 4, the school year starts in Nicaragua. Teachers and community members are cleaning the classrooms of construction dust, and students prepare to begin the 3rd year of classes at Instituto Augusto C. Sandino secondary school in La Carreta. The first 2 wings were built in 2016 and 2017 by Somos Ohana Nicaragua and house classrooms and a computer learning center. Construction of the 3rd wing of the school began over the vacation time in December and January.

2019-02-16T20:06:59+00:00January 31st, 2019|
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