In 2008, St. Joseph's parish conducted a primary school located in the open church, without classroom dividers, decent black boards, or qualified teachers. The students had a desire to learn, and the community had a desire to educate its youth, but there was no school or money to pay for qualified teachers.
St. Mary's Catholic Church supplied the funds to build the school and provide salaries for accredited teachers to teach pre-K through 9th grade.
St Mary's then received a grant in 2016 from The Loyola Foundation to provide the teachers training on incorporating the new computer lab into their curriculum.
Access to quality education is the single best predictor for the health of communities throughout the world.