We completed a school improvement project intended to encourage pride in the school, and also to send a message to the poor parents of the children to value education and good parenting. We worked with teachers and children to paint 13 murals on the front entrance to the school spelling out the rights of children. With messages like “Children have the right to go to school” and “Children have the right to be safe in their home,,” their self-esteem and self-determination are fed.
The painting of each of the 13 murals became a celebration for the school and the town. Escuela La Victoria and the murals on the wall became a tourist destination and sense of pride for the locals. The school was able to get community donations to complete all of their needed projects. All the surrounding papers covered the messages painted on the wall.