Recent Special Projects

This page details some of the recent projects we’ve been working on. We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed their funds and effort.

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School Improvements

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting a new classroom  and the bars of the windows of others classroomsP1010408-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 50 students per school year
FUNDED BY: NORTHWESTERN KELLOGG SCHOOL GROUP from USA
WORK PERFORMED BY: NORTHWESTERN KELLOGG SCHOOL G group
BUDGET: US$500
START DATE: August 24, 2015
END DATE: August 24, 2015

School Improvements

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena SchoolP1010391
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding the perimeter fence to raise, increasing the safety of the school (fifth phase)
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers per school year
FUNDED BY: JELLE HUYBRECHTS and a group of friends from Belgium
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder
BUDGET: EU€1.700
START DATE: July 25, 2015
END DATE: August 20, 2015

True Adventures Project – School Kitchen

LOCATION: Elba Zamora Primary School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a new sheltered kitchenP1010295-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 105 students and their teachers
FUNDED BY: OXTED SCHOOL-2- from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by OXTED SCHOOL-2- group
BUDGET: US$3,500
START DATE: July 29, 2015
END DATE: August 7, 2015

Rebuilding School Dining Hall

LOCATION: El Escudo Primary School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding the school dining hall including a roof  and new wallsP1010252-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 400 students and their teachers per school year
FUNDED BY: FRENCH SCOUTS of the Scouts et Guides de France association  from Saint-Médard en Jalles (in Bordeaux’s suburbs)
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by FRENCH SCOUTS GROUP
BUDGET: US$1,450
START DATE: July 20, 2015
END DATE: August 7, 2015

True Adventures Project – New Classroom

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a new classroomP1010267-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 40 students per school year
FUNDED BY: OXTED SCHOOL, GROUPS -4- and -6- from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by OXTED SCHOOL groups -4- and -6-
BUDGET: US$7,000
START DATE: July 27, 2015
END DATE: August 14, 2015

Home Renovation for the Duarte Family

LOCATION: Nueva Esperanza Neighborhood
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding a home for a family with children attending Nueva Esperanza Primary School.P1010253-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 6
FUNDED BY: SEAN HALL FAMILIES Group
BUILT BY: Local builder assisted by SEAN HALL and a  familiars group
BUDGET: US$2,500
START DATE: July 23, 2015
END DATE: July 31, 2015

True Adventures Project – New Classroom

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a new classroom
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 40 students per school yearP1010283-horz
FUNDED BY: OXTED SCHOOL GROUPS -5- and -3- from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by OXTED SCHOOL-5- and -3- groups
BUDGET: US$7,000
START DATE: July 25, 2015
END DATE: August 20, 2015

Sonati Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: Madre Teresa de Calcuta School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting the school library and other improvements in the schoolyardP1010287-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 150 students per school year
FUNDED BY: SONATI-2- group
WORK PERFORMED BY: SONATI-2- group
BUDGET: US$300
START DATE: July 29, 2015
END DATE: July 30, 2015

World Challenge Project – Community Improvements

LOCATION: Community of Nueva Esperanza
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Improvements in a alleyway of the community to prevent erosion (second and last phase)P1010270-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 50  residents of the community
FUNDED BY: CHALFONTS SCHOOL from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by CHALFONTS SCHOOL group.
BUDGET: US$750
START DATE: July 25, 2015
END DATE: July 28, 2015

World Challenge Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding the perimeter fence to raise, increasing the safety of the school (fourth phase)P1010244-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers per school year
FUNDED BY: WESTCLIFF SCHOOL from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by WESTCLIFF SCHOOL group
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: July 21, 2015
END DATE: July 24, 2015

School Improvements

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting the interior of the bathrooms and other improvements in the schoolyardP1010235-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 1.060 students
FUNDED BY: BLYTH ACADEMY from Canada
WORK PERFORMED BY: BLYTH ACADEMY group
BUDGET: US$260
START DATE: July 20, 2015
END DATE: July 20, 2015

World Challenge Project – Community Improvements

LOCATION: Community of Nueva Esperanza
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Improvements in a alleyway of the community to prevent erosion (first phase)P1010228-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 50  residents of the community
FUNDED BY: WALLINGTON SCHOOL from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by WALLINGTON SCHOOL group.
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: July 17, 2015
END DATE: July 20, 2015

World Challenge Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena SchoolP1010204-horz
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding the perimeter fence to raise, increasing the safety of the school (third phase)
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers per school year
FUNDED BY: BLUE SCHOOL from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by BLUE SCHOOL group
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: July 15, 2015
END DATE: July 20, 2015

Outlook Expeditions Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding the perimeter fence to raise, increasing the safety of the school (second phase)
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers per school year
FUNDED BY: QUEEN´S SCHOOL-B- from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by QUEEN´S SCHOOL-B- group
BUDGET: US$980
START DATE: July 9, 2015
END DATE: July 14, 2015

Classroom Painting

LOCATION: Sara Mora SchoolP1010181
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting the interior of a new classroom
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 200 per school year
FUNDED BY: BLYTH ACADEMY from Canada
WORK PERFORMED BY:  BLYTH ACADEMY group
BUDGET: US$280
START DATE: July 9, 2015
END DATE: July 10, 2015

World Challenge Project – School Improvements and New Classroom

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra SchoolP1010167
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a new classroom (second phase) and other improvements.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 210 students
FUNDED BY: ACTON BOXBOROUGH from USA
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by ACTON BOXBOROUGH group
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: July 9, 2015
END DATE: July 12, 2015

Outlook Expeditions Project – Community Improvements

LOCATION: Community of Nueva EsperanzaP1010166
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a ford for rainwater to prevent erosion (second and last phase)
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 50  residents of the community
FUNDED BY: QUEEN´S SCHOOL-C- from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by QUEE´S SCHOOL-C- group.
BUDGET: US$1,050
START DATE: July 8, 2015
END DATE: July 12, 2015

Outlook Expeditions Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena SchoolP1010143
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding the perimeter fence to raise, increasing the safety of the school (first phase)
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers per school year
FUNDED BY: QUEEN´S SCHOOL-A- from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by QUEEN´S SCHOOL-A- group
BUDGET: US$840
START DATE: July 3, 2015
END DATE: July 7, 2015

Outlook Expeditions Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: El Escudo School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built of a new drinking water station and other improvements in the schoolyardP1010163-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 400 students and their teachers
FUNDED BY: GATEWAYS SCHOOL from United Kingdom
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by GATEWAYS SCHOOL group
BUDGET: US$770
START DATE: July 7, 2015
END DATE: July 11, 2015

World Challenge Project – Community Improvements

LOCATION: Community of Nueva Esperanza
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a ford for rainwater to prevent erosion (first phase)P1010141-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 50  residents of the community
FUNDED BY: OLIVER AMES SCHOOL from USA
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by OLIVER AMES SCHOOL group.
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: July 3, 2015
END DATE: July 7, 2015

World Challenge Project – School Improvements and New Classroom

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting the new bathrooms and starting to built a new classroom (first phase)P1010136-horz
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 210 students
FUNDED BY: WAIMEA SCHOOL from New Zealand
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder assisted by WAIMEA SCHOOL group
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: July 1, 2015
END DATE: July 6, 2015

Home Renovation for the Guillén Ponce Family

LOCATION: Nueva Esperanza Neighborhood
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding a home for a family with children attending Nueva Esperanza Primary School.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 5
FUNDED BY: Julie Thomas Group
BUILT BY: Local builder assisted by Julie Thomas and a group of friends
BUDGET: US$3,000
START DATE: June 18, 2015
END DATE: June 21, 2015

School Improvements

LOCATION: School Pablo Antonio CuadraP1010125
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built five new bathrooms and an additional hand-washing and drinking station for kindergarten students.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 172 per school year
FUNDED BY: EEN AARDE from Holland
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder
BUDGET: US$4,500
START DATE: May 18, 2015
END DATE: May 29, 2015

School Improvements

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built an additional hand-washing and drinking station.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers
FUNDED BY: Sarah Johnson and her friends.
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builder.
BUDGET: US$180
START DATE: May 5, 2015
END DATE: May 12, 2015

Writing Workbooks

LOCATIONS: Escudo, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Jose de la Cruz Mena, Nueva Esperanza Primary, Salomón de la Selvaescribir
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Developing an activity workbook to practice to learn how to print the letters of the alphabet.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 664 students in 1st and 2nd grade
FUNDED BY: Jelle Huybrechts of Belgium’s Pub Quiz and general donors
DEVELOPED BY: Local Teachers, Pauline Jackson, and Ryan Olson
BUDGET: US$600
START DATE: December 1, 2014
END DATE: April 7, 2015

Computer Tablets for the Schools

LOCATIONS: Escudo, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Jose de la Cruz Mena, Nueva Esperanza Primary
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Purchased 50 7-inch tablets for use in the schools.  Some are outfitted with over 100 learningtablests1 activities targeting kindergarten-aged students.  Others are being configured with english-learning activities to be used with our English teaching teams.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 250 kindergarten students per school year, 600 english-learners per school year
FUNDED BY: Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation and Rob Williams’ Rio Run
PURCHASE AND DEVELOPMENT BY: Ryan Olson
BUDGET: US$6,300
START DATE: September 2, 2014
END DATE: April 7, 2015 (The tablet program is ongoing)

Home Renovation for the González Family

LOCATION: Nueva Esperanza Neighborhoodcasa nueva
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Rebuilding a home for a family with children attending Nueva Esperanza Primary School.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 6
FUNDED BY: Elon University (North Carolina)
BUILT BY: Elon University (North Carolina)
BUDGET: US$2,600
START DATE: March 23, 2015
END DATE: March 27, 2015

Classroom Painting

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra Primary Schoolpint.pabl.ant
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting the interior of two classrooms
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 200 per school year
FUNDED BY: Blair Academy
WORK PERFORMED BY:  Blair Academy Students
BUDGET: US$180
START DATE: March 16, 2015
END DATE: March 18, 2015

Renovations to School Room

LOCATION: Pablo Antonio Cuadra Primary School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Installing ceiling insulation, electrical system, and fans.cielo nuevo
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 80 students and their teachers per school year (both morning and afternoon classes)
FUNDED BY: Love Deeply Organization
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builders assisted by Greg McFarland of Love Deeply
BUDGET: US$1,400
START DATE: March 9, 2015
END DATE: March 13, 2015

Construction of a Classroom

LOCATION: Sara Mora Primary School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Completing the construction of a classroom that began in 2014sara mora
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 80-100 students and their teachers per school year (both morning and afternoon classes)
FUNDED BY: Appalachian State University (US$1100) and general donors (US$1700)
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local builders assisted by Appalachian Alternative Spring Break Group
BUDGET: US$2,800
START DATE: March 9, 2015
END DATE: March 13, 2015

Painting a School

LOCATION: Nueva Esperanza Primary Schoolpint.n.espe
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Painting the outside of the school and window bars
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 500 per school year
FUNDED BY: Vanderbilt University
WORK PERFORMED BY: Vanderbilt University Alternative Spring Break Group
BUDGET: US$450
START DATE: March 2, 2015
END DATE: March 6, 2015

Rebuilding School Desks

LOCATION: Jose de la Cruz Mena Primary Schoolsillas 5 distri
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Worked at Jose de la Cruz Mena primary school to rebuild 200 desks for 5 district schools.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 400 per school year (morning and afternoon classes)
FUNDED BY: Centre de Formation Le Chantier (Quebec)
WORK PERFORMED BY: Centre de Formation Le Chantier students
BUDGET: US$550
START DATE: February 26, 2015
END DATE: March 5, 2015

Potable Water Project

LOCATION: Nueva Esperanza Community
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Dug trenches and placed tubing and connections to supply water to 200 homes, painted 50 homes, andagua iqmetrix provided 50 washing tubs to the local families.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 200 families
FUNDED BY: iQmetrix Canada
PARTNERS: Government of Nicaragua, ENACAL, and Nueva Esperanza community
WORK PERFORMED BY: 92 iQmetrix employees, local builders, Nueva Esperanza community, and La Esperanza Granada
BUDGET: US$24,750
START DATE: February 2, 2015
END DATE: February 5, 2015

School Improvements

LOCATION: Nueva Esperanza Primary SchoolP1010009
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built five additional latrines, an additional hand-washing and drinking station, a cleaning basin, and an additional water tank.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 500 per school year
FUNDED BY: Westfield University (Massachusetts)
WORK PERFORMED BY: Westfield Global Learning Students and local builder supervision and assistance.
BUDGET: US$7,000
START DATE: January 5, 2015
END DATE: January 16, 2015

New Furniture for Kindergarten Classrooms

LOCATION: Escudo, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Jose de la Cruz Mena, and Nueva Esperanza Primary Schoolsmesas y sillas
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: 150 new chairs (US$6 each) and 14 new tables decorated with letters and numbers
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 450 students
FUNDED BY: Village of Adstock
BUDGET: US$2,200
START DATE: February 26, 2015
END DATE: March 10, 2015

Learning Boards for Kindergarten Classrooms

LOCATION: Escudo, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Jose de la Cruz Mena, and Nueva Esperanza Primary Schoolstableros
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Large 8-foot boards decorated with letters, numbers, shapes, colors, days of the week, months, and clock and placed in kindergarten classrooms.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 450 students
FUNDED BY: Eduardo del Torres
WORK PERFORMED BY: Local Graphic Artists and La Esperanza Granada Staff
BUDGET: $640
START DATE: February 16, 2015
END DATE: March 18, 2015

World Challenge Project – School Improvements

LOCATION: Perla del Gran Lago Primary Schoolla gran perla
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Repaired several student desks and painted the school inside and outside.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 78 students
FUNDED BY: Asquith
WORK PERFORMED BY: Asquith
BUDGET: US$650
START DATE: January 2, 2015
END DATE: January 7, 2015

World Challenge Project – School KitchenP1000971

LOCATION: Salomón de la Selva Primary School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built a new sheltered kitchen
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 50 students and their teachers
FUNDED BY: Mentone 3
WORK PERFORMED BY: Mentone 3
BUDGET: US$1,500
START DATE: January 1, 2015
END DATE: January 5, 2015

World Challenge Project

LOCATION: José de la Cruz Mena Primary School
DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: Built of a new drinking water station and placement of concrete in the schoolyard
HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFIT: 650 students and their teachers
FUNDED BY: NGA TAWA and Whakatane
WORK PERFORMED BY: NGA TAWA and Whakatane
BUDGET: US$1,500
START DATE: January 4, 2015
END DATE: January 9, 2015