One of the organizations in Montañita where I place volunteers for our program is the town primary school. The director and the teachers are all so friendly, but because of cut backs the teachers are alone in classrooms with sometimes 40 kids. There is no real playground, and many classrooms are just divided from eachother by barriers a couple yards high, which makes the noise intense at times.
But last year a local artist painted this gorgeous piece on the ugly crumbly part of their wall. It makes me smile every time I walk to the school for a meeting or to bring a volunteer.
Original published January 10, 2011 on tumblr
Original published January 8, 2012 on tumblr
Original published November 15, 2011 on tumblr
Original published September 27, 2011, on tumblr
Original published May 6, 2011, on tumblr