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Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico

by Nuestra Escuela, Inc
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Nuestra Escuela
Nuestra Escuela's students

Thanks to your donations, Nuestra Escuela continues to offer services to the children and youth of Caguas and nearby communities. The construction of additional spaces to expand services is in its final stage. So, our kids and youth will have a better space for receiving academic and biopsychosocial services. In addition, it was possible to offer food, participate in sporting events and support families in the development of healthy relationships.

As part of the activities that have been possible we highlighted vocational exploration and preparation for employment. Participating in workshops in journalism, mechanics, agriculture and styling. Your donation has been essential in the transformation of the students, who are developing into responsible citizens, committed to their communities. Likewise, our children experienced activities that allowed them to experience contact with nature. 

Thanks to your support, our students learn social and financial skills for their lives. Nuestra Escuela is committed to the development of children and young people and your donation makes our work possible. If you continue supporting us, we will be able to keep sharing our Mission of Love. ¡Gracias!

Educational servicies
Educational servicies
Construction final stages
Construction final stages
Vocational exploration
Vocational exploration
Preparation for employment
Preparation for employment
Agriculture workshop
Agriculture workshop
Children
Children's agriculture workshop

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Urban garden reopening ceremony
Urban garden reopening ceremony

Our dream of recovering our garden was possible through the donations we received. We reopened the Urban agroecological garden: “Calidad de Vida” a space for recreation and educational activities. This is an agricultural proposal in which young people fulfill the purpose of educating themselves in the art of cultivating the land by rescuing obsolete spaces in the center of the city of Caguas and transforming them in productive areas. This space will allow our students, as well as students from neighboring public schools, to have a safe place to develop agricultural skills.

 

As this new semester begins, students had Esencia Vital, our three-day workshop, return to their classes and participated in an assembly to define the school budget. In that activity, the youth discussed how Nuestra Escuela should expend the money. Students decided that this semester we need to focus on: human resources, facilities, the rebuilding process, insurance, school materials, transportation, food, among others.

 

There is still a lot of work to be done in the building, but thanks to your kindness, our kids and youth have a place for having academic and biopsychosocial services. Thanks to your support, our students learn social and finance skills for their lives. As a result of your donation, Nuestra Escuela keeps dreaming and creating safe spaces for young and kids from Caguas and neighboring municipalities. We are committed to childhood, education and the rights of children and youth in Puerto Rico and around the world.  We want to thank you for support us! Gracias!  

Students budget assembly
Students budget assembly
Nuestra Escuela
Nuestra Escuela's students and teacher
Nuestra Escuela
Nuestra Escuela's Urban Garden
Urban Garden spaces
Urban Garden spaces

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Students participating on educational services
Students participating on educational services

After the inauguration of our new headquarters, celebrated in August, the school semester began. Now, Nuestra Escuela has 8 equipped classrooms and open areas to offer educational services and biopsychosocial support. Also, the reconstruction of the new building allowed us to increase the number of students from 120 to 205. Our participants come from vulnerable communities in Caguas, Loíza and neighboring municipalities.

Thanks to your donations our staff continues to provide daily lunch to students and their families as well as to our neighbors. Students are being able to create spaces that allow them to share happiness and support their neighbors.

For example, the Jolliest Circle in Nuestra Escuela's students and staff disguised themselves to visit various areas in the town of Caguas sharing music, hugs, and joy. In the same way, the organization's urban gardens were rehabilitated so that both students and neighbors are training to develop agricultural skills. Thanks to your support, Nuestra Escuela is a safe place for the children and young people of Caguas and neighboring communities.

Nuestra Escuela is committed to children and youth in Puerto Rico and around the world. If you continue supporting us, we will be able to keep sharing our Mission of Love.


Thank you for your support! ¡Gracias por su apoyo!  

Students and Staff at the rehabilitated Gardens
Students and Staff at the rehabilitated Gardens
Students and Staff of the Jolliest Circle
Students and Staff of the Jolliest Circle
Students dancing for the public
Students dancing for the public
Students in the new classrooms
Students in the new classrooms

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Students, families and staff  in the inaguration
Students, families and staff in the inaguration

This past August 11th, we got to celebrate a most beautiful and intimate ceremony. Our community rejoiced in the inauguration of our new facilities in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Our dream was possible through the donations we received. There is still a lot of work to be done in the building, but thanks to your kindness, our students have a place where they can receive academic and biopsychosocial services.    

 With the donations we received from you, we have equipped classrooms, service designated areas and the purchase of a refrigerator to continue offering meals for our students and community. The school supplies and educational materials that were acquired will allow children and youths to have the necessary elements for a first quality education.

 Also, with these new headquarters, Nuestra Escuela can now serve more than 120 young people from vulnerable communities. This will allow us to expand our offers with music, arts, sports, and crafts. This opportunity opens a window, so students can develop different skills through projects designed and created by them.

As this new semester begins, students participated in Esencia Vital, our three-day workshop, where they learned how to cope with the pain and loss that Hurricane Maria brought to their lives. Thanks to your support, our family recovered their self-esteem and developed resilience. As a result of your donation, Nuestra Escuela will offer a safe place for young people from Caguas and neighboring municipalities.

Thank you for your donation and support for the work we do helping children, youths, and adults in our beloved Puerto Rico.

Receive a warm hug! 

Nuestra Escuela
Nuestra Escuela's new building
One of Nuestra Escuela
One of Nuestra Escuela's classrooms
Students showing the new facilities
Students showing the new facilities
Nuestra Escuela students in the workshop
Nuestra Escuela students in the workshop
Nuestra Escuela
Nuestra Escuela's students in their first day

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Having lunch together
Having lunch together

Nuestra Escuela’s building in Caguas, Puerto Rico is being transformed little by little. Our dream is to finish rebuilding its structure and be able to keep on offering academic and biopsychosocial services to the more than 120 young people from vulnerable communities in Caguas and neighboring municipalities. After Hurricane María, the young people that we serve and their families were severely affected by lack of power in their homes, no water, shortage of food or supplies and even not having a roof over their heads because they lost it during the natural disaster. Nuestra Escuela has been there to give them a hand during these difficult times. 

Our staff continues providing lunch daily to students and their families as well as to neighbors from the sorrounding communities. Also, our post-traumatic stress initiative has been successful! Our students have been enjoying their mornings by practicing yoga, circus activities and music therapy with experts. These practices are very helpful for mental health and trauma related experiences, specially after a hurricane or any other natural event.

Your donations have been amazing! We have been able to get food, utensils and equipment for our kitchen. Thanks to your help our staff and students have strength and motivation to keep on helping each other and the rest of the community. Our students and teachers are building tables for the next school semester with different kinds of wood from trees that fell during the hurricane. So as you can see, your donations have helped us buy the tools and equipment to transform these tree trunks into an important part of our school furniture.

Nuestra Escuela is committed to children and youth in Puerto Rico and around the world. If you continue supporting us, we are sure that we will be able to keep on sharing our Mission of Love.

Thank you so much for your help! Gracias por tu ayuda!  

Kitchen staff
Kitchen staff
We are making our own tables
We are making our own tables
Yoga session for students
Yoga session for students
Yoga session. Building confidence.
Yoga session. Building confidence.

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Nuestra Escuela, Inc

Location: Caguas - Puerto Rico
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Project Leader:
Ana Yris Guzman Torres
Caguas, Puerto Rico

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