News From the Field: A Project Schoolhouse Newsletter
Greetings from our Executive Director:
We’re excited to share project updates with you below, reporting on the three (yes, three!) projects currently underway, a record for Project Schoolhouse. I’m grateful to our team on the ground in Nicaragua who are really shining as they juggle all of the logistical and motivational challenges inherent in working in remote communities on projects built primarily by volunteer labor. I’m also grateful to Rotary International, the West Austin Rotary Club, and The Burdine Johnson, Still Water, and AMB Foundations for investing in these projects. By the end of the year, we will have collaborated to deliver clean water to two communities and built a new school at a third!
Project Update: July 2021
Despite persistently challenging conditions in Nicaragua, Project Schoolhouse has managed to keep moving forward with all of our planned projects for 2021.
For the first time ever, we are working in three communities simultaneously to bring water to over 90 families and a school to the community of Malakawas.
A New After School Program in El Aulo
While we build school buildings, the Ministry of Education employs and pays the salary for the teachers and sets all curriculum requirements. Typically, one teacher tries to teach 40 children, grades 1-6, in the same classroom.
Lessons Learned: Update from our 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.