Father Rick’s School
When Ray and Lorna Brule planned their trip to Nicaragua to work on a SchoolBOX classroom building project, they were immediately reminded of their dear friend, Father Rick Marples, whose life had made a similar impact on so many kids in his community. During their trip alongside St.Paul’s (Kanata) and St. Thomas (Stittsville) Anglican churches, they experienced education’s power to transform the lives of children in Nicaragua. They promised to return to Nicaragua to build a school. Their hope is to build it in honour of Father Rick.
Father Rick passed away on September 17th, 2015, but his life touched so many. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Father Rick volunteered at schools, coached softball and minor hockey, was a high school chaplain, and canvassed for charities. With an infectious smile and compassion, Father Rick served in several parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
Friends and parishioners of Father Rick are now working together with SchoolBOX to build a brand new classroom for the children at Kilaca School in El Viejo, Nicaragua. They are requesting prayers and donations for the construction of one new classroom, complete with desks, chairs, and whiteboards.
Current conditions at Kilaca School:
Cheques can be made out to SchoolBOX Inc. with ‘Father Rick’ in the memo:
Attn: Father Rick Classroom
P.0. Box 201
To make a secure online donation, fill out the form below:
Ray and Lorna Brule during their July 2016 SchoolBOX experience
St.Paul’s and St.Thomas Anglican Churches group at the Mirna Martinez School site
SchoolBOX is an organization that is committed to ‘Making Education Possible’ for the children of Nicaragua. SchoolBOX implements cost effective programming by building schools, providing school supplies, libraries, teacher training and school soccer programs.
SchoolBOX is building their 80th classroom in Nicaragua and serves over 17,000 students and teachers in 96 communities on an annual basis. SchoolBOX is committed to eliminate poverty through education.