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.