We have built 6 Rural Primary Schools.
We supply the brick and mortar materials and the community pulls together to build the rural schools. 聽This leverages a teacher and a few desks from the Nicaragua Ministry of Education.
Our local partner organization evaluates areas with the greatest needs for a new school in conjunction with the local Ministry of Education of Nicaragua.
As a requirement for school construction our local staff meet various times with community leaders and parents to assure that they will assist in the construction and that they are well organized and trustworthy.聽 The community creates their own work schedule and agrees to maintain and care for the school after it’s built.
SCHOOL KITCHEN CONSTRUCTION:
20 School kitchens have been completed!聽 Check out our latest School Kitchen Construction in El Bosque.
We supply the materials and the design and the community supplies the construction labor to build the school kitchen. This leverages food aid as part of the Millenium Development Goals to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.聽 Mothers in the community organize a volunteer cooking schedule to ensure that kids will get a hot meal on every school day.
Organizations, schools, clubs, offices, churches and even individuals can sponsor a Rural School with an annual donation of $500. 聽This will supply the approx 50-70 students at each rural school with school supplies as well as classroom materials for the whole year!
In RSP-supported schools teachers and parents decide what is most needed to enhance the school鈥檚 educational program. RSP schools are full of maps, books, a teacher鈥檚 desk, white boards and more. 聽Then school partners exchange thank you letters, pictures and notes throughout the year to foster the relationship between the two communities.
Schools are often overcrowded and ill-equipped.聽 Some children stay home because their parents cannot afford to buy the school supplies they need.
This is a hub of activity in the town of San Ram贸n where young and old alike gather to read, do art activities, use the computers and educate themselves.聽The SCSRN grant supports a Sunday librarian, daily newspapers, library improvements and the salary of a computer expert to promote the care and use of the library鈥檚 10 new computers.
About 100 children visit the library daily to do their homework and use the textbooks which the public schools cannot afford to provide for everyone.