Presently there are 550 pupils at Sagrada Familia with 250 pupils in the primary school and 200 in the secondary school. Although the school continues to be a vibrant place to learn and a safe place to educate your children, the last year has seen many changes in the school, in particular with many familiar teachers leaving to find employment elsewhere – teachers like Freddy and his sister, Yesenia.
It was a sad moment to see teachers who have given so much to our school leaving for pastures new, but they had been given teaching promotions and the offer of better salary, which would give their families a better chance in life. We owe a great debt of gratitude to all the teachers in Sagrada Familia who time and again view their work there not simply as a job but rather as a vocation to help and support disadvantaged children and families. Gracias amigos!
Looking to the future, the new classroom to be built soon will allow the secondary school to offer more courses to the pupils who are preparing for national exams. Two years ago a classroom was built at the far end of the school complex; there had always been the idea that a second floor could be built in the future, but the money was not available at the time. Now the Ecuador Trust has raised enough money to build the extra classroom, which will allow the senior pupils to fulfill their courses, their dreams and build a better future through their education. Let’s continue to support Sagrada Familia!
Read the full December 2014 Newsletter here:
A4 Newsletter Dec 2014