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 …

San Jose el Paraiso - Current School

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 …

Project Schoolhouse Receives Still Water Foundation Grant

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We are excited to announce that Project Schoolhouse has received a generous grant from the Still Water Foundation! This grant is designed to help PSH with operating and project management costs, as well as professional development at the leadership level. While it does not directly impact our communities in Nicaragua, the indirect benefit is immense – this investment in the …

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Partner Spotlight: Third Coast Coffee

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Direct. Transparent. Fair. Three words general manager and roaster Tom Novak uses to describe Third Coast Coffee. We’ll take the liberty of adding a fourth: delicious. This is small-batch roa­sting at its finest. Third Coast Coffee, Austin’s hometown roasters, remains committed to providing high quality beans at a fair price, while trading directly with organic farm co-ops around the world. …

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Inaugural Cien Amigos Gathering a Big Success

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To quote the old Billie Holiday tune, “The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little while.” Every day our Nicaraguan communities are doing the difficult and chipping away at the impossible. For our part, with the Cien Amigos Society, we are building a sustaining membership of social investors who share this vision of overcoming the impossible. …

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 …