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The Rotary Foundation supports the work of Rotarians for the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Promoting education and literacy for all is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Engaging Rotarians to Improve Health and Literacy.

Relocating a school in Masaya, Nicaragua for the purpose of improving health, literacy and community

“WOW!” is all that can be said about the District 5010 International Service project to Masaya Nicaragua. After a Rotary team visit to a school in San Jeronimo, Masaya Nicaragua, the urgency of relocating it became apparent. The new school was needed in order to relocate the students and teachers away, from the nearby diesel-fueled power plant emitting pollutants extremely harmful to the children, teachers and staff. Our club members experienced the rapid onset of severe respiratory symptoms during our visit. The existing adobe building had significant cracks in its structure and no sanitary latrines were available, creating many additional health risks. Children were lethargic and teachers ill due to heavy acid in the air which created a difficult environment for health and learning. Relocating the school was a project which met all six areas of Rotary’s focus: disease prevention, water - sanitation, literacy, community development, children’s health and conflict resolution.


Project location
Nicaragua
Project dates
Start: 12 September 2013
End:  30 November 2013

✓ This project is complete.
Project category
International, Basic education and literacy
Funding
Rotary Grant
Project contacts
Kelly Keating, Soldotna| (contact)
Leonor Araoz-Fraser, Soldotna| (contact)
Partners
Soldotna, AK, USA
Masaya, Nicaragua
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IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
2,272
Hours
Number of volunteers
56
People
Total cash contributions
62,005
USD
Total in-kind contributions
2,026
USD

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