Sheridan Delegation Travels to San José el Paraíso

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If you’ve traveled internationally, you probably know that the hardest part is often just getting there. There’s the preparation, the documents, the scramble to learn a few key phrases, then the actual travel. But for eight teachers who journeyed to San José el Paraíso this past March, the toughest part was not getting from Wyoming to the farthest reaches of …

Partnership Increases Impact: Project Schoolhouse, Financial Freedom Foundation Form Global Alliance

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Over the past several months Project Schoolhouse (PSH) has been developing a partnership with the Financial Freedom Foundation (FFF), a group based out of Melbourne, Australia. FFF has helped renovate and expand the PSH office in Río Blanco, improving accommodations for students traveling for “el Sabatino” (Saturday high school). They also donated laptops for a pilot program at the Escuela …

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Alpha Phi Omega – Tau: Students Transformed Through Service

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When a group of strangers offers to raise money for your organization, the obvious answer is yes. When they are students from a fraternity — “millennials”, some would say dismissively — and they send you $4,500, you start asking questions. Soon you discover that the co-ed “brothers” of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) are not your typical college kids. They are …

Kiwaska 2007-2017: Looking Back with Wayward Films Producer Leon Schatz

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This year Project Schoolhouse celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first school in Nicaragua: Kiwaska, a rural community of 30 families in the Matagalpa region. Nine schools, six water systems, hundreds of latrines, a pedestrian bridge, and dozens of life lessons later, we decided to revisit that first project. We spoke with Leon Schatz, the creator of Wayward Films. Schatz …

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Water Transforms San José El Paraíso (Part I)

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El Paraíso sits just up the road from Bocana de Tawa, our 2015 project. Representatives from El Paraíso sought out our delegation in 2015 and have quickly mobilized the community. A year and a half later, El Paraíso has united 31 families and completed the necessary paperwork. El Paraíso will receive the next PSH school. Homes will be equipped with latrines. However, …

Partner Spotlight: Books Covered by CoLibrì Systems North America

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What better charter sponsor for Project Schoolhouse than a company committed to extending the life of books? CoLibrì Systems is helping protect one of our Nicaraguan communities’ most precious learning resources. “Our schools are in remote villages with minimal government support. Even a small library is a luxury. Having CoLibrì there to cover our books means that what we’ve started …

Bridge the Gap: A River Crossing Connects Lives

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Sometimes the water that brings us together and cements our schools is the same water that separates our lives and futures. This year Project Schoolhouse tackled a new kind of school access project: a bridge. And so began the journey of 15 families in the community of San Antonio, tucked away in the lush northern hills of Nicaragua’s Matagalpa region. …

Event Series: Project Schoolhouse Crash Course

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Project Schoolhouse will be holding a series of events highlighting our mission and the work we do. We encourage all those who support our projects to come learn more about Project Schoolhouse and how YOU could help amplify our impact. Over 1200 students have studied in our schools with 500 attending every day. Over 1000 people drink from our water …