El Progreso began in the 80's in the middle of a war in Nicaragua.
At the time there were no schools in the area. When it was first
built, children from four communities came to school there since there
were none in their own. Many of El Progreso's current teachers are actually
graduates of the school who have returned to teach. This school
teachers as evidenced by the many former teachers who are now employed
with the Education Department of Nicaragua.
The school building has been remodelled using funds from a government
grant under the ex-president Arnoldo Alemán. It now has a solor
panel as well which enables them to have light for adult education
classes during the night. El Progreso is considered the best
school in the region with an excellent learning environment.
The area in which the school is located could be divided into two
sectors: poor and extrememly poor. There are many parents who want
to send their children to school there, but do not have the resources
for even the small tuition fee.
Pastor Torrez's vision for the school is to develop the students
spiritually and instil in them strong morals. He would also like
to start a secondary school.
|# of students:
||Pre-school - 6th grade
||Eligio Ramón Torrez
||It receives some food from the government which is given to
||They offer classes in the night to teach adults to read and
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Km 12½ Carretera a Masaya, Entrada Residencial Sacuanjoche
60 mts. Oeste