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Los Pozitos Updates 2004 2005

Tuesday, 25 September, 2007

Contact with Los Pozitos was maintained throughout the following two years, and the Fund was able to deliver donations of musical instruments, books, toys and small amounts of money from High Street School in Plymouth to the people of Los Pozitos. Although the £290 worth of dollars that the Fund delivered to the committee of parents in Los Pozitos is pitifully small in aid terms, for the little school with only one teacher, such a sum is enormous and the community is able to make more use of it than we could ever imagine. The Nicaraguan Ministry of Education used to pay the salary of Melvin, the one qualified teacher, but the school received nothing else from the state for materials or expenses.

In 2004, another small UK-based non-governmental organisation named ENCA also worked with the village of Los Pozitos installing a solar panel on the roof of the new school. [ENCA is the Environmental Network for Central America.] ENCA sent a British engineer, Dominic McCann and his wife Kerstin, to make the purchase of the solar panel and to install it, but the visit was only made possible with the help of the Santa Rosa Fund. (Whilst in Nicaragua, Dominic and Kerstin also visited the Santa Rosa School in Managua, which they described as “extremely uplifting”.)

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