A group in the Melaque area that doesn't seem to need to broadcast it's good deeds to the Gringo community is San Patricio by the Sea, an interdenominational church located bewteen San Particio and Villa Obregon. This project particularly interested me because this school is about three blocks from the house I'm building in Pinal Villa. A link to their web site is below if you want to look further into their projects.
Villa Pinal Primary School:
The Community Support Fund task force, with church board approval, agreed to take on the 4 priorities that the 3 teachers at the school determined to be of high priority:
1. A consistent water supply. A new water pump was installed by the principal and a teacher
2. Ceiling fans for one of the classrooms. A new ceiling fan was installed
3. Paint for the existing classrooms. Paint was purchased and the actual painting was done by volunteers from the community
4. Improvements to the open, tin-roof, cardboard walled "classroom".
The task force and church board deemed the classroom unsuitable for repair and recommended replacing it with a new classroom.
Preparations, plans and permits made with the approval of educational authorities led to the building of a concrete, post and beam classroom, with a reinforced roof which will allow for a second story classroom at a future date.
Building the new one
Inside new classroom
Kids lined up for inauguration
San Patricio by the Sea