26 Sep Esmeralda
Before reaching out to Hug It Forward, the community of Esmeralda, Joyabaj, Quiche had asked other institutions for help with their school’s infrastructure but were not offered help. The community committed itself to collecting bottles for new classrooms that would serve their kindergarten and 1st grade students. 3 new bottle classrooms will benefit Esmeralda by providing a an appropriate teaching-learning environment. This community currently holds 2 classes at a time within one room. With a total of 49 elementary students, 20 kindergarteners and 2 teachers, having more room to hold one grade in individual rooms will help the children focus and have an environment to flourish before the community.
Population (approximately): 300
Construction Started: January 24, 2017
Bottle School: 111