Tracy’s Hope Legacy

Dina Bell-Laroche, who led the SchoolBOX Team Nicaragua Bound group was so touched by her experience that she is continuing to give back in Nicaragua. In fall 2015, Dina launched the Tracy’s Hope Legacy to honour her sister Tracy and keep her spirit alive.

Tracy Lee Nolan (nee Bell) was a vibrant and caring woman whose passion was to support children in need. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend to many when she passed away at the age of 29 from cancer. Tracy’s legacy is now captured within SchoolBOX, with a goal of ensuring children get a basic education, and reach their potential in Nicaragua.

Funds were raised to install Tracy’s Hope Library at the Brett #2 School in December 2013. In 2014, Tracy’s friends and family raised enough money to build Tracy’s Classroom in Tipitapa. Tracy’s Classroom was completed in March of 2015 and has brought so much excitement, pride, and safety for the countless students and teachers.

Tracy’s friends and family continue to raise funds for another classroom build in Nicaragua. To donate to Tracy’s Hope Fund, please click the button below.

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About Tracy’s Classroom

SchoolBOX first visited the Tomas Borge community near Tipitapa in 2012 and saw dire conditions for students. Teachers were using a makeshift structure and sometimes teaching outside when there was no room. When SchoolBOX first proposed building a school, the parents and community leaders stepped into action. The mother of the teacher at the school donated a parcel of land immediately, and a provisional structure made out of wood and metal was put into place.

The one classroom school was completed in March of 2015 and contains a division with one-half housing preschool children and a library and the other half containing the other primary aged students. We are so thankful for the support of Tracy’s friends and family for ‘Making Education Possible’ in Nicaragua.

Check out this video showing the conditions at the Thomas Borge School

Check out the photos below to see the previous conditions of the school

Grades 1-6  Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten Classroom  Kindergarten

Check out photos of the completed school:
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Tracy’s friends and family continue to raise funds for another classroom build in Nicaragua. To donate to Tracy’s Hope Fund, please click the button below.

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