School in Nicaragua

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The Panama School is located in the poorest part of La Concha, Nicaragua. The fumes from the Masaya Volcano pass directly overhead, so almost nothing grows there. The Panama School services about 200 of the 700 children in the community.  The majority of the children can’t attend school because they have to spend their days helping their families to collect the daily supply of water. A portion of the funds received from purchasing teaching resources through the Teachers Pay Teachers links on this site will be used to buy much-needed school supplies for students at the Panama School.

Update:

I just returned from my most recent trip to the Panama School.  I am happy to report that there is a new teacher working in the library at the Panamá School and his dedication to each student is simply amazing and he could not be happier to be working there.  Jorge is a great guy.

The kids enjoyed many of the new activities that I brought, particularly jump rope, which we used to play math games.

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Update:

I’m preparing to head back to Nicaragua with lots of school supplies in a few days.  Thank you to all the followers and supports of my website and my TPT store for making it possible

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Update:

The camioneta is loaded and ready to go!! Materials for Karen’s culutral center, the reading corner, Jader’s project in San Caralampio, the Buen Esperanza school in Loma Negra, the Ruben Dario school and the Los Amadores school in Panama are included!  So many great projects happening in the La Concha.  I can’t wait to get back there in a few weeks to be a part of it all.

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Los Pipitos is a national organization that works with families and children with disabilities in Nicaragua.  A few years ago the special education school run by Los Pipitos in La Concha was robbed of everything. Until recently they only had chairs, one table and a chalkboard. There are at least 15 children with disabilities in La Concha, however only two have been going to school, as the school has no resources. Some children are integrated into public schools, while others stay home. I allocate a portion of my TPT profits to this program and will also be volunteering there and in the Panamá School when I return to Nicaragua in June.

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Update:

I just returned from a two-week trip to work at the Panamá School in La Concha, Nicaragua.  Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased items through my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I brought lots of much needed materials to the students and teachers at the school.

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The “library” at the school. They need new books. Most of the kids read the same books many times.

Kids at the Panama School in Nicaragua.

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7 responses to “School in Nicaragua

  1. I really like what you did with this school. I would like to collaborate in any way possible.

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    • Hello,

      I have received so much more from the people in the community than I could ever give to them. I bring materials to the school with me, but the teachers say it is best to bring money and buy supplies in Nicaragua because it puts money into the economy and helps the small businesses. The best way to help me to provide these materials is to purchase teaching materials through my TPT page. You can also find out about personal opportunities to get involved with schools in La Concha through the volunteer page on the Mariposa Website (http://www.mariposaspanishschool.com/volunteers.html). The Mariposa School does excellent work. Thank you for checking in.–Josué

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  2. Kristen Martinez

    Hello. I am a Spanish 2 teacher in Aledo, TX, USA. My students and I would love to be able to collaborate and skype with the children at the Panama school. If this is a possibility, please contact me at kmartinez@aledo.k12.tx.us. Muchas gracias! 🙂

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    • Hello,

      I appreciate your interest, but unfortunately the families and students in the area of la Concha, Nicaragua have limited access to water and no electricity for the most part. This, in turn, means that there are no computers or anywhere to plug them in. It is a challenge to get mail delivered as well. This is the reason that I have chosen to work in and support this school.

      Josué

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  3. We are working with a Spanish School in Esteli and we help children with food and class material. If you want to involve, please contact me to e-mail: classes@desafiospanishschool.com

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  5. My daughter is learning spanish in school and is doing a report on Nicaragua. she would love to play this game with her friends. could you tell me the words the children are saying in the game? thanks

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