School Improvement Project
The school project was started in 2013 in response to the poor quality of education in the village’s primary school. At the time, the school served children in kindergarten through sixth grade. There was, and still is, poor overall attendance, and a high dropout rate. Classes are taught in Spanish though the language most children first learn to understand and speak is Katchequel. There is a middle school that serves seventh through ninth grade but few attend and graduate. Many parents do not value education as their education ended after second grade.
Prior to 2013, there was no preschool program and the poorly conceived kindergarten class with five students was located in a makeshift class in a room away from the school building. There were two empty classrooms in the school building; they had broken windows, little furniture, no equipment and no educational supplies. They were in need of paint and decoration. AdJ met many of the school needs and continues to do so. We supply the school with needed materials, equipment and help to maintain the building inside and out. We provide internet services, computers, printers and special curriculum programs.