Las Escaleras School
Las Escaleras School, Managua, Nicaragua
Situated in the department of Matagalpa in the North Central Region of Nicaragua, Las Escaleras School was originally built in 1994 with government funding. Unfortunately there had been no investment in maintenance since then which resulted in the school being in very poor condition with leaky roofs, cracked floors, broken windows and exposed wiring. The Costa Foundation was approached by Fundacion Nicafrance via ECOM and asked to consider investing in both upgrading and expanding the existing school. 179 children and 8 teachers were using the school but the facilities were not conducive to a proper education.
During 2017 work commenced with the aim of refurbishing all eight existing classrooms and building two additional classrooms, plus all sanitation, perimeter fence and water supply needs were met.
The school was inaugurated in March 2018 by one of the Costa Foundation Trustees who was royally entertained by children dancing, singing reciting poetry and even playing games that involved participation from the Costa Foundation visitors.
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