La Remonta, Asiento Viejo, and Las Mesas are rural communities located within 20 km of Ciudad Darío. Seeds of Learning and volunteers have worked with all three communities in the past to build much-needed classrooms. Although these classrooms provide important educational opportunities through improved infrastructure, the time has come for additional maintenance work and refurbishment, and to supply the schools with more educational materials.
In 2016, SOL worked alongside the members of each community and international volunteers to carry out a three-part repair and refurbishment program. At each school, we did the following:
The refurbishment project at La Remonta and Asiento Viejo schools were completed in December. At the request of the teachers at the La Remonta school, we combined our inauguration with the preschool and 6th grade promotion ceremonies on Saturday, December 3rd.
Although we had planned to also repair the Las Mesas school, City Hall announced that they would be taking on this work in 2017.
Special thanks: We thank Xarxes (Spain) for generously funding this project. We also thank the volunteers from Hawken School, Volcano Vista High School, and Davis Open for helping with the construction.