In addition to boosting productivity and harvest quality, with H.E.L.P. we work to improve the education prospects of children in San Nicolas, Santa Bárbara. Right from the first consultations at the start of the project, we recognized that better schooling is a critical factor for the future of the children of the coffee growers.
With H.E.L.P. we have already been able to make structural improvements to school buildings and ensure that kids get something to eat at school.
H.E.L.P. currently focuses on three schools in San Nicolas in the Santa Bárbara region
1. Escuela Jose Trinidad Reyes Santa Cruz Grande, 106 children in grades 1-6:
Construction of a new school kitchen
Daily school lunches
Construction of a new classroom
2. Escuela José Cecilio del Valle, Comunidad Rio Frio, 36 children, primary school:
Construction of a school kitchen
3. Escuela San Manuel del Triunfo, Santa Bárbara, 154 children in grades 1 - 9:
Protection of the school grounds from vandalism and theft
Financing of a scholarship
Renovation of the main building, construction of sanitary facilities and a kitchen for daily school lunches, among other things