Archive for June, 2016

IRC/TORCH MISSIONS Builds New School

In July 2016, a new school building was completed in Tierras del Padre, a Lenca community.  The funds were provided by various mission groups, and some groups even participated in the construction.  The school serves 56 children who previously met in a one-room shelter constructed of wood posts and tarps.  The new school is made of cinder block, concrete, and a metal roof.  A before and after picture is below.  Thank you to all of those who donated for this cause, and for those who provided the physical labor.  This community now has a water well and a school building.  IRC also is providing an English teacher.  Tierras del Padre is well on its way to improved health and educational opportunities for its children.
OLD SCHOOL

 

NEW SCHOOL