Educating Towards a Better Future in Nicaragua

by Waves of Hope
Sep 26, 2013

Manzanillo High School Project - Aug 2013 Report

New greenhouse
New greenhouse

Thanks for your donation to our Manzanillo High School project.

We have made some stellar progress the past few months. All 6 classrooms plus the 2 administration offices are structurally built with roofs installed. Windows are installed in 5 of the classrooms and we have recently begun installing doors. We brought out 500 square meters of tile last week, which shall be installed over the next few weeks.

We also built a Greenhouse facility on the property and have begun planting seedlings for distribution into community homes. The greenhouse will be part of the agricultural technical courses that will be offered.

Power was successfully installed in mid-July.

Over the next 3 months we will be installing the fencing and the composting toilets, while continuing to paint and prepare the classrooms. We are currently are seeking out suppliers of student desks and furnishings.

School opens in 4 months so there is no time to waste!

As of August 1st, 2013, total expenses incurred on the project were $47,802.02 out of a budgeted $125,000. $5566.75 of the Global Giving funds were spent during the month of July leaving a balance of $769.95. The funds were spent as follows:

Materials - $3704.25

Labour - $1562.60

Site Security - $300

We remain about $700 shy of our GlobalGiving goal of $7500 and approximately $25,000 shy of the budgeted $125,000.

Inside classroom view
Inside classroom view
Long view of school
Long view of school
side view of school
side view of school
prepping for floors to be poured
prepping for floors to be poured

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Waves of Hope

Location: Burlington, ON - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Kayley Collum
Manzanillo, El Viejo, Chinandega Nicaragua

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