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. …

The 2016 Sod Farm Festival Was a Huge Success

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This year’s Sod Farm Festival was a tremendous success. Raising $21,000 to benefit Project Schoolhouse’s school and water system projects in Nicaragua, the event featured over 18 separate performances and was attended by over 600 people.  We would like to thank all the sponsors, performers, volunteers, and attendees that made this event successful. The Sod Farm Festival started in 2011 …

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. …

Be the Change: Building Relationships & Changing Lives

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“I came back better and with a full heart,” volunteer Itze Pavón explained. After years of volunteering her talents as a graphic designer, she was invited to travel to Nicaragua to see firsthand the impact that Project Schoolhouse is making in rural communities. “It just made sense to go,” she stated. Being an international volunteer is more about what you …

The Tawa Inauguration

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I recently traveled to Nicaragua with Project Schoolhouse (PSH) for the very first time, spending several days of hiking through the lush Nicaraguan jungle and bonding with the warm people who call this place home. The inauguration of our most recent school, Tawa, was a celebration like no other. Arriving in the back of a pickup truck, our guests of …

Project Schoolhouse: Building Bridges

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For the past decade, Project Schoolhouse has worked building schools and water systems in rural Nicaragua, but when a unique obstacle presents itself, PSH is there to provide support. Children in the community of San Antonio, Nicaragua can see the school from across the Ubu River, but it rises too high for them to cross. As a result of this, …