Bringing CAL to Las Delicias
In 2010, Trinidad and Teresa Guevera introduced junior high school to Las Delicias, a village of about 100 families located in the mountains of central Honduras. That year, a handful of students came to the Guevera home to begin Grade 7 in CPI’s CAL program. Grades 8 and 9 were added in the following two years, and by 2013 the Gueveras were hosting up to 30 students a day in their small house.
The Guevera family in front of their home
A donation of $7,500 from Frank and Agnes DeFehr of Winnipeg provided the financial impetus for the construction of a permanent structure in the community. A 40-ft shipping container was purchased in San Pedro Sula, transported to Las Delicias, and converted into a school using local labour. Total cost of the project was a little under $9,000.
The shipping container was hauled up steep mountain roads and tight switchbacks.
The container was placed on a site across from the Guevera home and leveled.
Local workers converted the container into a schoolroom.
The school was ready for dedication ten days after the container arrived in Las Delicias.
Within fifteen minutes of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, students were studying at their computers.