In 2015, Big Dreamers School (BDS) started in a two room house in the Guadalajara's village. At the beginning, it was an English Academy for the first two years while getting approval from the Honduran government.
In 2017, the approval arrived and, BDS began with Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade classes. Since its inception, BDS would progress as its students advance; more growth requires more staff and a new place.
By 2018 they had outgrown the space and Omar was seeking a new location that would have room to accommodate them in 2020 and beyond.
After much searching and negotiating the school settled into a large space with dilapidated buildings adjacent to the Nuevo Paraíso facility and community. There was much work to do to refurbish the abandoned buildings and grounds of "the old bakery". They were grateful to have more space and room for future growth.
With the gracious funding and helping hands from caring donors we were able to make short work of the refurbishment. Getting 3 buildings ready for students by October of 2019. The new campus currently consists of 3 buildings that house 4 classrooms and an administrative office.
There is a shell of a 4th building on site that will be the future home of 4th - 9th grades. The 4th - 9th building is planning to be refurbished in 2021 and ready for 4th - 6th grades in 2022. According to our plan, the 4th building will accommodate the growth through 2025. In 2025 we plan to build another building for the High School which will be 9th - 12th grade classrooms.
In 2019 a group of volunteers from Seattle and Chicago donated funds and their time to refurbish the buildings and help us to improve the campus. We are grateful to our donors and sponsors for continuing to support the school and the students.