The school population in El Refugio y La Rosa has been increasing year on year for many years. Because of this, community members have recently been using the principal’s office and the school’s kitchen as classrooms. The community came together to build a makeshift kitchen out of corrugated metal to replace the kitchen that is being used as a classroom, so that the children can have a mid-morning snack. However, it is not really set up for cooking, and the construction of two new classrooms will enable both the kitchen and the principal’s office to once more be used as originally intended.
Name of principal: Tomás Castro
Number of students: 95
Number of teachers: 4
Distance from San Martín: 18 km
Population (approximate): 400
Construction Started: June 2013