This time last year …. we opened the Las Minitas school!
It was this month last year that I gathered outside the Las Minitas preschool with more than 60 people, who had walked and ridden their horses to celebrate its grand opening — and new opportunities for their children.
When I see these photos, I am again floored by the support the idea to help the farmers create a school received from everyone in Rochester, and beyond.
As I told community leader Alcides, “people want to be a part of your vision.”
Our $5,300 paid for a mason and helpers, the materials to build, and confirmed to Alcides and the other families that we are in this together.
See little Joselito’s fingerprints at the door? They will be there long after he and the current 17 students move on to elementary, then high school and then … who knows.
That’s a great feeling. WE do this!