El Salvador

Update on Planned Bottle School Project in El Salvador (By M. Pantano)

Much has progressed since last year’s community meeting, where I first presented the idea of constructing a Kindergarten Bottle School for the children that live in Upper Candelaria.  Luckily the community was very much excited about the idea, and in agreement to make sacrifices needed to make this project become a reality. The first step…

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Update on a future Bottle School Project in Eastern El Salvador (by S. Fallon)

The school resumed classes last week, with a 6th grade for the first time since the school opened 3 years ago. Although the proposed 6th grade classroom has yet to be built, students will be taught in the primary school classroom in the afternoons . Currently, we have around 2,500 12 oz bottles filled. That…

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Peace Corps volunteers present bottle schools at El Salvador youth congress

Written by Michael Pantano, a Peace Corp Volunteer in El Salvador. On November 16th-18th, fellow Peace Corps Volunteer Shelby Fallon and I had the honor to participate in an international conference hosted by the environmental non-profit “Let’s Do It”.  The conference was hosted in the western department of Sonsonate, El Salvador bringing together delegates from…

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Los Puentecitos

Completed on May 11, 2012

Located in the mountainous, lush hills of the far western region of El Salvador, Los Puentecitos is a small, rural farming community where most residents live off of less than $5 a day. Most residents are farmers with the main crop being corn or oranges. The local school (C.E. Los Puentecitos) is located in the…

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