Project: Primary School Construction in Bosawas, Nicaragua
The primary school was built in the indigenous community of Pamkawas, on the Rio Coco in the BOSAWAS Biosphere Reserve. It provided primary school education for 340 children who are currently not attending school and an additional 120 that currently attend school in a sub-standard facility. Primary school education has been the single most important factor in improving and diversifying opportunities for the chidlren of Nicaragua-especially in isolated areas like BOSAWAS.
Access to Education in Nicaragua is limited -nationally only 79 percent of primary-school-age children are enrolled and this number drops significantly in the Miskito Indigenous communities to under 45 percent. In addition, the isolation of communities, causes underdevelopment in curriculum and programming from the Nicaraguan Department of Education.