The Schools

There are seven schools on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica where children are suffering from respiratory, skin and eye infections due to the toxic road dust. The Pave the Road Initiative continues to be a voice for the community and has succeeded in inspiring  municipal and national government to pave 5 of the school roads and 45km in the area to protect the children in their open air schools.

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Assessment

A detailed report about how the particulate matter from the road dust effects the children in each of the seven schools.

Scientific Facts

 Particle pollution, aka road dust, can increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and asthma attacks and can interfere with the growth and work of the lungs.