News From the Field: A Project Schoolhouse Newsletter
“Endurance must master every fortune.” This is the advice that motivated Eneis to leave Sicily and cross the last tiny bit of water between him and Italy, the object of his long search. I remember reading this passage in the Java Moon coffee shop years ago in Sheridan, Wyoming. It became a mantra I would carry with me through the years since. Perhaps it felt familiar because it echoed what I’ve witnessed throughout my life in that small town and in many people and places beyond there.
Project Update: December 2021
In 2021, for the first year ever, we worked in three communities, two water projects, in the communities of Mancera Central and Bilampi, and one School project in the community of Malakawas. We also initiated a pilot After-School Club in the community of El Aulo! The projects will bring clean water and education to over 650 families!
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.