Have you heard? We have found an awesome property that will hopefully become our PEP2 Community Learning Center by the end of September! It’s official! Last week we signed a lease-purchase agreement to buy our very own classroom for the children, teens, and adults who live near the pineapple fields.
To make this a permanent classroom for the HCA programs, we must raise $14,200 USD by the end of September! – – WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN DO THIS!
As many of you know, the PEP2 location, near the pineapple fields, is our most in-need community with the highest attendance of students, but it has been difficult to have a classroom location that will accommodate all that we want to do there. The reality is that up until now we barely have had walls, only occasional electricity, and not even a bathroom! We have a sweet temporary classroom about two blocks from our new building and attendance has been up since we moved there. However, the temporary location does not have electricity and we are mainly working outdoors – – fine, for now, but not so fine when the rains come or if we want to work in the evening.
After over a year of searching, here is what we found! This building is located within a close walk to the public elementary school, Semillas de Esperanza. It has an electric line coming in to the property, a water line, and even the potential for a baño. The best part is that the building is solid and even has enough land for us to plant some trees and a garden. Take a look!