Joseph traveling horseback through Nicaraguan communities in 2019

Update From our Intern Joseph

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As a field intern for Project Schoolhouse, Joseph Kilgallen has gathered many stories from people living in rural Nicaragua. The stories may vary, but one point remains the same. “You introduce [clean] water into somebody’s life out there, and the impact is far beyond just their health and basic convenience,” Kilgallen said.

Tacos and the Secret Sauce of Collaboration, Mando Rayo

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Mando Rayo is a self-described grassroots cocinero, Taco Journalist, and author of Tacos of Texas. He’s been helping Project Schoolhouse for several years, cooking up delicious tacos for some of our most treasured supporters (those who give time, talent, and treasure).  We treasure his support and are in awe of his dedication to his craft and willingness to chart a unique …

Black Tooth Brewing Company: Can Beer Save the World?

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But really – can beer save the world? To tackle this question we spoke with Jesse Woods, General Manager of the Black Tooth Brewing Company in Sheridan, Wyoming. Pioneers of Sheridan’s first modern-day microbrewery, Black Tooth wants to put Wyoming on the national craft beer map. Along the way they have committed to investing back into the local community, supporting …

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 …

Discovering the Definition of Sustainable Development

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How 5 Rice Freshmen Solved Big Problems in Our Communities There’s no doubt that Project Schoolhouse has been increasingly successful at building schools and water systems in the Rio Blanco region of Nicaragua. However, as our projects evolve we are continuously improving our approach and the design of our structures. A recent challenge our schoolhouses were facing were the windows. …