Good Food, Positive Change, Long Friendships: The Buenos Aires Cafe and Paola Smith

Trisha Blake Real Life Story, Supporter, Testimonial, Volunteer Leave a Comment

From hosting events, to fundraising, to donating time and resources, Paola Guerrero Smith, long-time friend of PSH director Tab Barker and owner of Buenos Aires Café, has continuously and generously supported Project Schoolhouse for more than a decade. It is because of extraordinary people like her that Project School House has been able to achieve extraordinary results. This is the …

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Alpha Phi Omega – Tau: Students Transformed Through Service

Derek Hansen Education, Interviews, News, Real Life Story, Supporter, Testimonial Leave a Comment

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

Derek Hansen Education, Interviews, Quote, Real Life Story, Testimonial, Volunteer Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Mindy Morgan Real Life Story, Testimonial, Volunteer Leave a Comment

“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 …