We have had a school at La Baliza for our younger boys, as well as children from the community, for several years. Around 27 children attend La Escuelita. Currently the school meets in various locations on the ranch, depending on what is available. It has long been on our wish list to have a building dedicated just for the school.
Last year, land was cleared and footings were poured. In March a team of thirteen people from Wisconsin spent a week at La Baliza completing the next phase of the school building- building the lower block walls and putting the electrical and plumbing systems in place.
The next phase will be upper wooden walls, and in June, a team from California will put on the roof. Our new school will have four classrooms, bathrooms, and an office. Needless to say, our teachers and students are super excited!