El Jicarito: Let the construction begin

By Casey Callais 08/19/2016 — It has been a hard two months but we have finally gotten the ground prepared–so we can confidently say that construction can now being. *whew!*

Massive thank you to the open enrollment group from Portland …

Video of the Portland Open visit

By Casey Callais 08/19/2016 — Check out this time lapse compilation of the visit of the Portland Open group that visited us to work in El Jicarito last week.

Huge thanks to everyone on the trip! And thanks again for …

Hills of filler spilling hither

By Casey Callais, 8/05/2016 –– Huge, huge, huge thanks to the Portland Jesuit High School and the Sonoma Valley team for all their hard work in the last few weeks. Finally the holes have been dug and filled!

This …

Many hands make light work – El Jicarito, Nicaragua

By Casey Callais 7/29/2016 –– Like the old-fashioned Quaker barn raising, it’s been all hands on deck to get this school ready for construction. Aside from the 23-strong Sonoma Valley group, people from three neighboring communities came out to …

Jicarito plus Sonoma Valley equals good stuff

Sonoma Valley and el Jicarito working together

By Casey Callais 7/22/2016 — What a difference a group makes.

This week we have been lucky to share our passion for education ¬†with 23 fun-loving, hard-working individuals from Sonoma Valley, California and of course local community members from El …

Still moving dirt in El Jicarito

By Casey Callais 7/8/2016 — The Seeds of Learning office in Managua has seen rain nearly every day for the last two weeks. El Jicarito, only about 15 miles north as the crow flies, has been lucky to receive a …

Moving dirt in el Jicarito

By Casey Callais 6/24/2016 — Four dump trucks of dirt. That is how much sticky black mud has been removed for the foundations of the columns so far. Big thanks to the Jesuit High School group from Portland Oregon and …

Starting the foundations of education with the Jesuits

By Casey Callais, 6/17/2016 — This week we have been honored to have a 21-person strong group of dedicated volunteers from the Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon working with us. And when I say work, I mean hot, muddy, …

Designed to educate: Breaking ground on the school in El Jicarito

By Casey Callais, 6/10/2016¬†– There are three areas of education that Seeds of Learning Managua envisions to change in the Tipitapa region: access, quality and relevance. SOL Managua’s latest project isn’t just about giving kids a new place to …