La Ladrillera has one public school for children from first grade through 8th grade. The building is not large enough to house all the children at one time, so the first through third grade students attend school in the morning and the fourth through eigth grade students attend in the afternoon. If a child wishes to continue school, they must ride a public bus to a high school 30 minutes away. Most children in La Ladrillera stop their education at eighth grade to work full time. Many begin raising families as early as thirteen.
One of FLF's goals is to get the children excited about learning at a young age so that they will want to continue their education. In 2011 we toured the school and discovered a room full of out-dated computers. Computer class consisted of children gathering around these computers and typing letters onto a screen. The computers could not save data and needless to say, there was no internet access. FLF met with the school principle and superintendent and purchased 16 new HP computers. Additionally, FLF wired the classroom for internet and hired a full time computer teacher.
FLF is looking for a donor who will pay the salary of the computer teacher on an ongoing basis. This is about $125 per month. Contact us today if you can help!
The village children's safety is also a constant concern. Due to torrential rain storms that come each year in the summer, the school yard has eroded to the point where the children's safety while at play was becoming a hazard. The school approached FLF to ask for funds to build a retaining wall and fence to prohibit further erosion and provide a safe play area for the children. FLF provided the funds and the wall was completed in July 2013.
FLF would like to continue our support of the school by providing the following.
Updated restroom facilities
Soccer goals and nets
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