Santa Clara Nicaragua School
Pavones School Information
It happened that there was another community that was experiencing an increase in the population in an indigenous zone. In 1972, the Santa Clara Nicaragua school relocated from the maritime zone to an area in the indigenous territory.
Over the years, this community also started to sell their lands to foreigners, and there were subsequently fewer students enrolling in the Nicaragua school until there was only one student left. After 28 years of being located in the indigenous zone, the school was burnt down by questionable people in 1999. There was a complete loss of school documentation in the fire.
After the fire, it was suggested by some community members that the Santa Clara Nicaragua school to be re-established where it was before in the community of Piña. However, the communities of Piña and Nicaragua unanimously decided to put the school in the community of Nicaragua. Ricardo Esquivel negotiated a piece of his property for the school. In the summer of 2000 the community members of Nicaragua organized and built a small classroom of wood.
As the years passed the enrollment grew and it became necessary to build a larger and more comfortable classroom. The institution solicited the help of many public and private institutions to build a better classroom. A private business provided the building materials and the family members donated their manpower to build the classroom. They officially inaugurated the building in 2007.