06 Aug Bottle School #19 inaugurated in the community of Pachay
[onethree]On July 23rd a bottle school was inaugurated in the community of Pachay in San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango.
A huge number of people turned out for the event, not just from Pachay but from surrounding communities too, reflecting the fact that these two new bottle-classrooms will give the opportunity of education beyond 6th grade not just to students in Pachay, but in surrounding communities too.[/onethree]
[onethree]The inauguration coincided with a group of volunteers being present in San Martin as part of a voluntourism trip run by Serve The World Today. During the dedication ceremony, volunteers watched children put on traditional performances, and received gifts from community members as a mark of gratitude for their support. After the ribbons were cut to officially open the new classrooms, volunteers and community members danced together in joyful celebration.[/onethree]
[onethreelast]The mayor of San Martin Jilotepeque, who had contributed to the project by investing in a new road and by paying the masons, also came to celebrate with the community, together with journalists and other people interested to see a bottle school and the power of a community coming together.[/onethreelast]