November 2016 – Two new classrooms at La Merced School complete
On Tuesday, November 22nd, students, teachers, community members, and our SchoolBOX staff gathered to celebrate the realization of a dream – the opening of two new classrooms at the La Merced School in Leon, built by SchoolBOX.
Anielka Torres, a mother from the community, shared that she has encouraged her children to stay in school for many years, but that many others thought that school was not enough due to the fact that the children were previously learning in an old and run-down bus station. Now that the children have a safe and clean environment to learn in, she says that everyone will think twice before they say that education is not valuable.
Stories like those are what motivate us to continue our work ‘Making Education Possible’ in Nicaragua. With these new classrooms, school enrollment is sure to increase and many more children will have access to a basic education.
Thank you to the Magee family and the community of Calgary, whose generous donations funded these classrooms at La Merced!
Finished classrooms #81 and #82 at La Merced:
Gracias Familia Magee + Calgary Y Amigos:
The whole community celebrates their new classrooms: