News From the Field: A Project Schoolhouse Newsletter
Greetings from our Executive Director: Energized For The Year Ahead
We are excited to have broken ground on a water and latrine project in the community of Mancera Central, returning to that community after collaborating to build a new school building in 2019. As its name suggests, it is the center of a group of smaller villages, with a high school and a health clinic that serves all of those surrounding villages. In these rural communities, high school occurs every Saturday and students take their homework for the rest of the week, to complete after they finish their chores. Going to high school is quite a commitment, walking or riding a horse for hours from the smaller villages to get to school. It was eye-opening and heart-warming to see the influx of teens that Saturday of our visit. Many of the girls were accompanied by moms or older brothers, for safety. It takes at least 5 years for them to graduate from high school, going only once a week as they do.
Clean water is flowing in Mancera, Nicaragua. The forty families in this small community have been working since December to harness a high elevation spring to bring water to their homes.
Partner Spotlight: KC Cerny, West Austin Rotary Club President
In describing the work of the West Austin Rotary Club, KC Cerny highlights the service organization’s motto: “Service above Self. ”
Our Nicaragua In-Country Interns
Watch an update from our in-country interns, Adriana and Aaron! Learn a bit about what their experience has been like as they collect important data in Nicaragua! Click the video to watch.