New bikes to incoming students

Sixteen incoming 7th graders to the secondary school at Rincon de Garcia received their new bikes recently. They and a parent signed an agreement to attend school and keep up their grades. Each new bike owner also wrote a big card thanking the bike donor.

Bikes are provided to kids who would otherwise have a long walking commute to the two regional, rural secondary schools we built and continue to sponsor. The program is a big hit and helping to keep kids from dropping out of school.

2021-07-24T18:52:26+00:00July 24th, 2021|

Renovations at Rincon de Garcia secondary school

On June 15, 2021, we sent the first payment for re-habilitating 3 classrooms of a secondary school in Rincon de Garcia. That school was built in 2008-09 with “sweat equity” from the parents, teachers, and some of the older students from Rincon de Garcia, plus 6 volunteer men from Hawaii and one from Seattle. They did a great job, but at that time that village had no electricity , and the Nicaraguan climate works havoc with any painted surfaces. So everyone is excited to have and electrical outlets and to see how good the classrooms will look with their “face lift” for the new era of learning!

2021-07-23T19:43:43+00:00July 22nd, 2021|

HUGE ANNUAL YARD SALE

Our huge annual yard sale to benefit our programs of scholarships, grants and health services in rural northwest Nicaragua, is Saturday, April 24, in Kula Kai, at 51 Mano Drive, Kula, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. All proceeds from the sale of the Ikebana vases, books, art, antiques and collectibles; household goods, clothing including children’s, toys, plants, physical therapy supplies, speakers, plants, tools and more will benefit the group’s programs in Nicaragua. For more information call 205-4067.

2021-04-15T19:57:44+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Completed! New classroom for growing high school

Instituto Jose Dolores Estrada’s new classroom is finished. The head teacher, Alvaro Francisco Mondragon (L), and the architect/contractor, Edwin Morales (R), are ready to cut the ribbon for the teachers and students. Ingeniero Morales donated the lights for the first-ever night time illumination at this school in Rincon de Garcia, Municipalidad de Villanueva, Chinandega, Nicaragua.

2021-03-08T19:42:51+00:00March 8th, 2021|

Almost finished!

The new aula, or classroom, being added to Instituto Jose Dolores Estrada is close to completion. Work has been done during the secondary students’ long school break, in Nicaragua the period from mid-December through January. Teachers and students can start using it sometime in February as the new school year begins. Like in Kona Hawaii of old, Nicaragua’s school year is on a “coffee schedule,” with students out of school during the coffee harvest time.

2021-02-09T22:51:07+00:00February 9th, 2021|

Graduation in new auditorium

On December 11, 2020, the graduation of the first class that in 2016 entered the newly built Instituto Augusto C. Sandino in La Carreta took place in the just-finished auditorium. Here are some photos, gracias to Profesora Luvy Uriarte Lainez, Head Teacher. Somos Ohana Nicaragua sends the graduates, their teachers and the Ministry of Education our congratulations, with lots of ALOHA and much pride in your accomplishments.

2020-12-22T21:17:56+00:00December 22nd, 2020|