Saturday, October 19, 2013

Classroom building

This is another of the classroom buildings at the school in the small town of Santa Rosa.  I took this photo during a school vacation, so it was not in use and someone put some logs outside the door.

I mentioned yesterday that Costa Rica redirected its military budget to education and health care in 1948.  It has not, however, maintained the same high level of funding for education, as there are so many infrastructure and other public needs.

Costa Rica still does better than other countries with its income level, and families place a high priority on education.  The physical facilities of school buildings in rural Costa Rica can be modest, although learning can still occur in modest buildings.  It is to the country's credit that it can achieve literacy and health care comparable to the USA despite the fact that its resources are so much less.

This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we have photos posed of the remarkable street art of Valparaiso, Chile.


Kate said...

That wonderful little country does very well with its literacy rate! I prefer small simple buildings with a good library rather than some of the large buildings that house our kids.

Sharon said...

This photo reminds me of a school I happened to stumble onto in Florence Italy.

Lowell said...

Reminds me of the first school I taught in in Miramar, Florida. Why the bars on the windows?

Memphis MOJO said...

I'm enjoying this series. Wonder what the logs are for?

p.s. Go Cards!

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