When Philadelphia Native, Dyani Makous stumbled upon the neighborhood Barrio La Planta while backpacking through San Juan del Sur, she made a connection with the local community that would forever change her life, the lives of the residents and the composition of the community as a whole.
The Culture House, known locally as La Escuela Integral is San Juan del Sur's only Community Center. While occupied largely by BPP, the community center is also home to a Spanish School, a Chiropractor, a Traditional Folklore Dance group and is adjacent to a Community Sports Park. Read more about the building & its rich and diverse history.
Read more about the neighborhood, La Planta who represent a fraction of the good nature, hospitality, authenticity and humility of Nicaraguan Culture & Community.
We envision a world where local communities are able to leverage the growth of the tourism industry
into economic and educational opportunities for their children, youth, and families.
Barrio Planta Project empowers the children and youth of San Juan del Sur and surrounding areas
through free supplementary schooling that instills creativity, enhances confidence, and facilitates international communication.
The key to doing not only effective but excellent work is having a solid team at the helm. BPP has a huge family of students, parents and volunteers. We also have key players who have been making everything possible from both behind the scenes and center stage since day one. Learn more!