For the year ahead, there are two projects that I would love to undertake: the building of a Medical Centre and the building of three more classrooms. For those who have visited Nueva Prosperina, you will know that there is presently a small Medical Centre operating out of a corner of the school complex.
However, with only two rooms and with a population here in excess of 50,000 people, it is clearly not enough.
I had thought that simply giving them more and bigger rooms would have been enough, but the housing charity, Hogar de Cristo (Christ’s Home), that run it, suggested that we expand the services to include, amongst other services, dental and psychological services. I investigated a wee bit and it seems that is it a
The other project in the pipeline is the building of three more classrooms at our school. Although we now have eighteen brick classrooms (we said goodbye to our last bamboo one last year), we still have one classroom in a makeshift room and next year we will be welcoming two more year groups. So we need three classrooms.
These are the projects for the months ahead. Progress has and is being made in the sector but, with your help, we can achieve these two goals. Your kindness does make a difference and does transform lives.
Read the full October 2008 Newsletter here:
A4 Newsletter (October 2008)