Residents celebrating the agreement signing.
It is with great joy and pride that we can say that the dredging of the Martín Peña Channel is closer every day. The struggle of almost 20 years has paid off. In recent weeks, the first agreement was finally signed between the Department of Natural Resources, Proyecto Enlace and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which gives way to the beginning of the construction phase of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project. This agreement is a great achievement and a recognition of the efforts made by residents, partners, collaborators and staff.
While we continue to add achievements, the projects carried out in the resilient centers are still active. The after-school program that emphasizes in developing the skills of students through supporting and strengthening their study habits have been taking place in both centers. In addition, a group of medical school students were offering workshops to the students. Also, the basketball tournament was reactivated as part of the violence prevention program, where young people were taking workshops of inequality, oppression and poverty in the Santiago school. These spaces have allowed us to expand and improve our programs and projects impacting the community directly. We have also continued to receive volunteers to improve the centers. In the past months they have painted other areas of the centers.
In addition, GlobalGiving's support has continued to open doors for us to bring in other collaborations. We are in the process of expanding the solar energy system at Moises School with the support of an entity interested in making the Centers more resilient. This collaboration will allow two other classrooms at the school to become resilient. However, for the Community Kitchens to be complete we need a potable water system. We are close to reaching the goal, but with your support, and through partnerships with volunteers and other allies, we can improve the project.
After-school program students taking classes
After-school program students doing activities
Volunteers painting the Moises School
Young people taking workshops of inequality.
Medical school students offering workshops.