We thought it would never happen, but it did. Ground has been broken. It sure looks like El Pital will be getting a new high school. After three years of setbacks, Oscar Gomez took matters into his own hands.
Oscar Gomez is the new director at the middle school at El Pital, and he’s determined to turn it into an impressive high school. He’s the kind of director Un Mundo’s been waiting for, for years. Upon assuming the directorship, it did not take Oscar long to write up an impressive, to say the least, five-phase building plan that envisions an exceptional high school for El Pital and surrounding communities. The new building will have eight, not three, rooms for study, a computer lab, library, and a huge work shop section for applied learning in environmental science, wood and metal working, and more.
The entire budget for the high school is approximately US$130,000. The community will be contributing labor and has formed a transparency committee to oversee the project.
When Rob and Elly get down there in February 2008 they will be working closely with Oscar and the rest of the community, focusing at first on getting a computer lab with Internet connection and English teachers from the U.S. Un Mundo hopes to help the high school considerably with its curriculum.
Thanks to all of you who have hung in there and supported this project over the years.