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The Free High School sponsored by Random Acts
Casa de Tierra is proudly collaborating with the non-profit organization Random Acts in the construction of a permanent Free High School in San Juan del Sur.

The Free High School for Adults, which opened in 2002, is a grassroots non-profit organization that has found innovative ways to provide high-quality secondary and technical education to low-income and under-served students. Hundreds have graduated from the school, and as the student population grows, the school aims to grow with it. With the construction of this new campus, the school will have its own library, computer room, classrooms, and administrative rooms.

The Del Sur News writes that this "great international collaboration is providing a sustainable Campus for a new era of Nicaraguan education and architecture. The School is built around a central plaza, with a grand staircase, like a city on a hill.  Made almost entirely of bamboo, including roof beams, the complex is architecturally and sustainably interesting, a model for Nicaragua and this hemisphere. The builder is Austin Drill, the owner of Casa de Tierra."

To kick-start our work, Random Acts led a delegation of over 30 volunteers from the United States to Nicaragua to help us build!

Here is a view of their experience:

And, here is their youtube page dedicated to our progress:
Dreams to Acts: Nicaragua

And here is a follow up video:


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