Only 3 of the 32 students in the village of San Antonio, Nicaragua, are currently attending school. They used to go to a school located 1.5 miles away in the neighboring village of Santa Martha. But a high-speed road was recently installed, making it too dangerous for the small children to cross. At first, volunteers of the community started to teach the children in private homes. Later a small room made of sticks was built to host the students, but it was unstable and collapsed. Most of the children no longer have access to education.
TGUP will work with our Nicaraguan partner, Seeds of Learning, to build a new 33’x20’ one-room school and latrine for the community. The community has committed to contributing labor and quarry materials to level the site prior to construction. After school, the classroom will be used for community events, education, and health services.