Salvadoran Independence Day at COAR – Sept. 15th: Celebration & Education

How about taking a quick pop quiz:  Do you know your world history? July 4th, 1776:  Declaration of US Independence signed, officially declaring the independence of the US colonies. July 14th, 1789:  French National Day (Bastille Day) commemorating the steps leading to the French Republic. September 15th, 1821:  Latin American Independence gained after an 11 […]

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Sports and Recreation at COAR

COAR, like most schools today, realizes the importance of promoting healthy physical exercise, as well as, traditional academia.  What have great minds said about exercise?  President JFK said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”. President Thomas […]

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COAR High School Medical Track Students To the Rescue!

In March 2015, a wonderful group of students from the College of Wooster visited COAR and taught English in the high school.  It was a great visit. The College of Wooster students taught English in pairs with 4-6 COAR students at a time.  That is a student-teacher language ratio of potentially 1:2.  Wow!  All of […]

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COAR’s School Continues to Reach New Heights: Health Care and Tourism & Hotel Management programs

COAR Peace Mission wishes to praise the incredible leadership at COAR’s School.  Not only was COAR’s school recognized by the United Nations as a model school in a developing country, but our director, Jorge, continues to find new ways to prepare the kids for the REAL WORLD giving them practical skills and preparing them for […]

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Preventing the BORDER CRISIS by Building School & Team Spirit in Zaragoza

As nearly all Americans are now aware, there has been a large influx of undocumented children coming to the United States alone or unattended by their parents.  While this issue raises many political questions at home in the US, it also creates an opportunity to discuss preventative actions that can be taken in Central America […]

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COAR RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS: Sustainable Farming

During the WAR years, COAR had as many as 6 fulltime farmers on staff who tended our fields. Although COAR sits on the side of a small mountain ridge, it is actually quite possible to farm on the side of a hill. Today, while effective cost-cutting strategies have eliminated those positions, the COAR school, working […]

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