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PROJECTS

HEALTH

3-Year Preventative Dental Pilot

We are partnering with NYU School of Dentistry Global Outreach & Colgate  to implement a 3-year pilot  with 2,000 students in 4 schools with the goal of scaling an effective model that reduces tooth decay. (2015-2019)

ACADEMICS

After School Computer LIteracy and Robotics Programs 

This is an ongong partnership  with CommunityBots and Saint Joseph Academy povising 170 hour program to students in computer literacy, weekly program in LEGO robotics, and training for teachers. The programs were started in 2019 and have continued through CoVid,

ACADEMICS

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We've brought in more than 4,000 books for the library - but the bookshelves were collapsing. We hired a local carpenter to build new shelves with wood purchased at a local mill. (2020, 2019)

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Carlos Bravo Library 

Digital Literacy In Action in 2019 - 2022 

ACADEMICS

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Digital Literacy Classes at 

Carlos Bravo

Despite the CoVid challenges, we were able to move forward with digital literacy classes at Carlos Bravo. We piloted the first class during school vacation (Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019) and then added a 2nd class at the start of the 2019 school year. We now have 35 students enrolled each semester  in the 170 hour course which takes place before school. It is one of the first of its kind in Nicaraguan public schools. Teachers have been involved in all aspects of training - both in computer literacy as it relates to instruction as well as LEGO robotics as a way of strengthening STEM, team building, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

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ACADEMICS

PreK Classroom & Bathroom

We constructed a PreK Classroom and adjoining bath to accommodate the growing need for PreK education. (2016-2017, 2022)

TECH

Technology Support

Via generous monthly donations, the main office has internet and phone, computers, portable PA system, and a high speed printer and has been able to increase productivity significantly. (Ongoing)

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HEALTH

HEALTH

Water Tank 

We hooked up Margarita Urbina's water tan and repaired the water system coming in form the street (2018)

HEALTH

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HEALTH

Bathroom Renovations

We repaired bathroom water system and replaced all toilets at Joaquin Chamorro (2022) Jose de La Cruz Mena (2021 in collaboration iwth MINED) Margarita Urbina (2018)

See the interview at the clinic with Hector & Dr. Yakir Arteaga on Channel 2, Nicaragua

HEALTH

HEALTH

ACADEMIC

HEALTH

Free Annual Dental Clinic

We partner with NYU Dental College Global Outreach to offer a free dental clinic every year that treats more than 350 adults and children. (2015-2019)

Free Permanent Dental Clinic

3 full dental units  are now in storage and we are fundraising to build out a permanent space at Carlos Bravo for a permanent free clinic. (2015- ongoing) 

Books, Paper, School Supplies

We have donated more than 4,000 books to the library and continue to bring in books and school supplies in luggage or in the bi-annual container shipped by PeaceWorks. (Ongoing)

Kitchen Renovation

On ongoing project, we replaced the wood fire pi with a propane-fueled stove, large propane tank and renovated the kitchen which feeds more than 900 students every day. (2013 - ongoing). We cover the cost of monthly propane deliveries. 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Playground Renovation: Study Islands

The playground has been transformed by adding 8 islands housing beautiful shades trees to protect students from the sun when eating or working. (2021, 2015)

HEALTH

Playground Renovation: Soccer goals and uniforms

Piles of metal scrap were removed and new soccer goals were built and equipped with nets. Fold-A-Goal donated 10 sets of team uniforms. (2014)

ACADEMIC

Library Addition

Our first big project, the library was extended by 50% - providing more space for books, reading sessions, and special projects. (2010)

HEALTH

Water System and Fountains

Our 2nd big undertaking was to install a water system for 4 bathrooms as well as 12 water fountains. The school had been collecting rain water in large barrels to use in the the bathrooms and had no running drinking water. (2010)

HEALTH

Water Filtration: Las Isletas

Portable water filtration systems address bacterial contamination at schools on Las Isletas. (2013-2014)

HEALTH

Water Filtration: Granada

We are installing high-volume water purification units in the Granada mainland schools and classrooms. (2017-ongoing)

THE ARTS

Environmental Mural

We repaired and primed the 20 ft.wall looking over the playground. Leslie Warren and Jairo Sandino with help from Linda McCrary, Nancy Bergman and Amy Bushnell created an incredible mural showing the water ecosystem in Nicaragua. (2016)

THE ARTS

Front Murals

Leslie and Jairo's murals on the front of Carlos Bravo are iconic - but fading. We need a donation of paint suitable for murals and $800 to pay the muralist to restore them.

 
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