Construction of the Model School began in June 2016, but before that the school operated out of an abandoned house, a structure made of sticks and plastic tarps. The school was inadequate and could not protect its students from the extreme Nicaraguan heat or torrential downpours.
In the face of these realities a dream was born: a beautiful school in a place where it was desperately needed. Now, the San Marcos primary school is complete. With four classrooms, a cafeteria, and a teacher workspace, the school is big enough to hold the hopes of dozens of students from preschool to sixth grade. The community of San Marcos now boasts a 100 percent school attendance rate. The walls within the classrooms are covered with decorations and learning aids.