San Ramon, HondurasOctober 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 1 comment
Founders Program: The Barstow School
28 students in San Ramon, Honduras attend school at the Escuela Betina de Lopez. The original school was a one-classroom adobe building with dirt floors and a loud metal roof that leaked during rainstorms. There was no electricity and the students used pit latrines as bathrooms.
Through the SCW Founders Program, students at The Barstow School in Kansas City, MO raised funds to help the students of San Ramon. Upper school students at Barstow formed the Honduras Outreach Club to partner with SCW and the local community. Together, they designed and built a beautiful new classroom and bathroom facilities with modern flushing toilets. Construction began in March and was completed in July 2012! During the July 2012 Honduras trip, the SCW volunteer team – including Barstow student, Andrea Blatt – helped community members complete the construction, build a playground, and dedicate the school.
Barstow students will establish an ongoing relationship with the community of San Ramon and Escuela Betina de Lopez, paving the way for future international collaboration between students in Kansas City and Honduras.