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Posted May 29, 2017 by Casey Callais

Super adobe sacks are up in El Jicarito

By Casey Callais 04/28/2017 — Five and a half months after laying the first sacks, the last sacks have been laid in the community school of El Jicarito, Nicaragua. And to top it off, the major roof work has been …

Posted February 6, 2017 by Casey Callais

Jicarito roof going up

By Casey Callais 2/6/2017 — Still at it. It’s good to watch the progress of this project. Now it is starting to look more like what we have been imagining the school to look like. Walls and roof make all …

Posted January 20, 2017 by Casey Callais

Happy New Year!

By Casey Callais 1/20/2017 — Our New Year’s resolution is the same as last years. This year we resolve to better the access, relevance and quality of education in Nicaragua. So how are we going about meeting those resolutions for …

Posted December 16, 2016 by Casey Callais

Happy Holidays

By Casey Callais 12/16/2016 — Dashing down the road
In a one-way dirt road track…
O’er the bumps we go
Never looking back.

In Ji-ca-ri-to
Arriving to the site…
Oh what fun it is to stuff a sack with all …

Posted November 18, 2016 by Casey Callais

The first window has been bagged

By Casey Callais 11/18/2016 — One of the most well-known truths in the history of construction is that the arch is one of the strongest figures in architecture. This week we built our first window and utilized the power of …

Posted November 5, 2016 by Casey Callais

SOL equips teachers with computers in Tipitapa

By Casey Callais 11/5/2016 — Thanks to generous donations from Seeds of Learning supporters and work groups, four more teachers received laptops and teaching materials such as pens, pencils, notebooks and crayons in the Tipitapa region of Nicaragua.

This makes …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Casey Callais

The day has finally arrived

By Casey Callais, 11/04/2016 — All the hype over this project in El Jicarito is finally starting to become the reality now that we have started laying the first rows of superadobe earth bags. That’s right, we are finally able …

Posted October 28, 2016 by Casey Callais

That is called teamwork

By Casey Callais 10/28/2016 — For those of you who are following the progress of our superadobe school construction in El Jicarito, Nicaragua, this update will come as good news. The footings of the elementary school building have been finished …