The project operates a preschool on spaces donated by the government in the Jeronimo Lopez barrio. The are three teachers and 40 children. Currently we promise scholarships to every child who graduates from preschool. (These scholarships allow the preschool children to attend public school -- they pay for books and uniforms. See more information on our projects page.)
The school is pitifully lacking of supplies and what they do have is old and worn. In spite of their poverty, the children all come to school clean and with smiles on their faces – just like preschool children all over the world. Giving the children of Jeronimo Lopez, one of the poorest barrios in Nagarote, the opportunity to attend preschool – something many other barrios do not have -- is important because the key to eliminating poverty is education.