Saturday, May 29, 2010

Seeds of Learning

A good sized corner block of space in Ciudad Dario hosts the SOL resource center, a comfortable space for students to receive tutoring, lessons in extracurricular activities from music to sewing, and explore a variety of books and games to keep busy during before and after school hours.
My first dance lesson seems to keep me at least one or two steps behind the other students.

Some of the dancers take a moment to pose for a picture.

Our dedicated hosts Ana Mercedes, Urania, Patricio, Izayana, and the rest of the staff have done an amazing job building SOL into the thriving educational resource it is today.

In the library, the students work to understand their school lessons and complete homework.

Guadalupe and Francisco smile as they challenge their friend over a game of chess.

The playroom full of books, games, puzzles, and other activities.



Lessons in music start with beginning guitar.

A future student of the school in Agua Fria that is about to be built with the help of SOL.


Bricks made in Dario are sent to construct buildings all over the region.

Aging corners of Dario.

The guitar lessons lead to larger musical groups that begin to involve students in a wide variety of other instruments and performances.


Thanks to Patrick and family for welcoming us at SOL and sharing dinner on our last night.


Some of the kids that will benefit from the new school in Agua Fria. Construction materials wait behind us to become part of the two room buidling for approximately 60 students.


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