This was a just a dream of several Jaguar Creek staff members, but in May of
1999 construction was begun and through the generosity of one woman and the
hard, hot and dirty work of countless volunteers, on November 30, 2001 the
Center was completed. On land donated to Jaguar Creek by the Village, the
building is owned by Jaguar Creek and its sole purpose is to produce high
quality programs which will serve the people of Armenia. Click here for background information about
the people and village of Armenia.
Programs occurring at or through the
Center include: a Dental Clinic, a Medical Clinic, Literacy and English as a
Second Language classes, the establishment of a 3,000 volume Community
Library and an Environmental Club, classroom use of the library, book
donations and school supply donations. We have had a school graduation
ceremony here, as well as meetings of the village council, women's craft
group and women's group.
We search out and host government
presentations and services like the bi-monthly immunization clinic and the
Pesticide Control Board's Safe Use workshops.
With the Center as a
base, Mission and Service Groups have poured a church floor and painted it
inside and out, built half of another church, built a new classroom for the
school, and built a fun, new playground.
Fully supported by Jaguar
Creek, the Coordinator, Indalecio Vallejos, also works half-time at Jaguar
Creek. A Peace Corps volunteer, volunteers from the various Jaguar Creek
programs and residents of Armenia round out the people that make the