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Salinas Grandes

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THE STORY:

Raising money to give the children of Salinas Grandes the cafeteria they need to be able to spend the entire day in school without going hungry.

Description

The Salinas Grande School currently serves 135 students. Unfortunately, they have constantly experienced problems with high absentee rates. There has been also a very high dropout rate before graduating. Community organizations have involved parents and the local government to find solutions. Although many improvements have been made over the years, the school still struggles with attendance.

The realization came that the kids were going hungry during their school day. Rations provided to the parents were not ending up in the kids' lunch boxes or were being depleted before the next provisions.

A school cafeteria, to store and serve food, is the fundamental solution to make proper use of the current food assisting programs and community organizations initiatives. Improving students’ nutritional diet during school hours will have a positive effect on attendance and graduation levels. This in turn increases the quality of the community of Salinas Grandes itself.

The Project

Mr. Marcos Lazo,a Nicaraguan himself, initiated the project in Miami in coordination with Ms. Ximena Guardian and civic organizations in Nicaragua like Lazos Fraternos, ADIANC and others to build the cafeteria for students in the Salinas Grande School as a first step to provide the basic nourishment needs of its students to promote students’ retention and completion of their basic schooling.

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