– "Mobile phone!"
The voice, solid, appears in "precarious and small" in the classroom. Nico does not have to turn around after this warning and writing accounts are kept on the board. Although he's been known 12 years ago, They listen to the students and keep their phone in their pocket.
Nico Leonardo Nicanor Quinteros, from childhood to small children in Las Piedritas de Infantile Education I and II, Pocito, in the neighborhood of San Juan, "do not repeat the grade". It was only 8 when the two cousins began to teach. Nowadays, four years later, 36 students will attend the school "Patria y Unidad", in the yard built by "Ramon" at the grandmother's house.
Concentrated Nicanor, at the head of the class.
"Homeland, Flag and Unity, because it's what we want for children," he says "profe", as everyone knows. It is also a child, but with other responsibilities. For this reason, on July 7, 2014, Ramona asked for permission to occupy the Atzoko Atea, where he opened the "at his school". "I only learned to teach"He said bugle without arrogance and shame.
It's time for Nico to receive her students. The dream of expanding "classrooms".
Pocito is located 20 kilometers from the capital of San Juan. Nico lives in the neighborhood of Las Piedritas II with her grandmother and arriving home is not a difficult job for anybody. Police, teachers, kioskers and children say, more or less accurately, the most popular local school.
"It's a humble worker and a farmer's neighborhood," said a local agent. "It's a lot of work on the field, harvesting grapes, olives and whatever it takes," he added after giving a detailed statement to determine the house.
Nicanor and his students. The little school working at her home-grown grandmother Ramona. "You are not playing here, but you learn," "illuminates" the teacher. Photo: Delfo Rodriguez
After passing through the scarcely closed door, you should walk 20-meter to the dirt road and turn left to "Homeland and Unity"In the middle of the trip, Ramona is the main entrance to the house, and the roof on the roof is confused with furniture, boxes and mattresses, which Nico is a bunker that keeps books before each storm, which is not usual in the hot San Juan.
Solidarity and vocation offers daily Nicanor classes, from 14 to 18.
"Homeland and Unity" It's not a traditional school. He does not, of course, acknowledge officer. Even though he does not need it. There, in the small point of the Domingo Faustino Sarmiento province, it's just taught and learned. Nico and his students do not look for something else.
The doors are old two elastic beds. Walls, cardboard, sheet and nylon. They are minimal in space: three classrooms, two and two, divided into curtains with curtains. Each room has a can with its black slate and sausage. There is a kindergarten, the kids sit in the brick around a table. "Two years are coming … They started playing first," explains Nico naturally. The other two classes are higher grades (1 and 2 and 5 and 6 others). The outskirts are banks for the 3rd and 4th year students, a flag flag and a flag of Argentina a bell to call the playground.
In addition to teaching, Nico studies. He goes to the 1st year and has already obtained a scholarship at the end of Secondary Education. Photo: Delfo Rodriguez.
Nicok will take part in a primary school on August 12. Because "Teacher" also needs to learn. That's why it gets up to 7 days a day, it changes, it takes breakfast and goes to school to go bicycle.
At 13 he returns home, lunch and an hour later he begins his favorite task: "I want to teach," he admits. And she spreads her eyes when she opens her a scholarship for her teaching at the end of Secondary Education.
The classes begin at 14 and will end at the age of 18, although it may take several more hours. Most 36 students are children who seek to strengthen the knowledge they acquire in children's schools. "But everybody can not come, and their neighbors do not," says Nicok, who also teaches his students to have a cup of tea or summer juice in winter for a glass.
In class Some of Nico's students come to Ramona's grandmother's house.
It's not new. "When I was younger, I gave 20 grams to buy a snack at school, but it was 10 pesos and the rest bought something for food," her grandmother remembers emotionally.
Nico takes on his work very seriously. "They are learning, they do not play," he says. Who can do Mirta Donoso? He is 40 years old and is the greatest school student.
"Sometimes I ask if it's correct or wrong, But it's so big"She says women spend more than half an hour to reach school." There is no shadow, it's a desert, "she adds eight children, some of them go to Nico school." I have continued to learn more. My dream is to get to school and live somebody, "says Mimi. You can write your name.
I'm so funny, Nic: he plays his "school" bell, he baptizes "Fatherland and Unit". Photo: Delfo Rodríguez
The story of Nico was known in May, when Ramon told a house in the home store and the media invaded his house. "Everything has changed since that moment," says the young man. "It was crazy," agreed Alejandra (35), mother.
Donations, awards and acknowledgments have increased. Other trips in the province and some holidays in Mendoza. However, there were also promises that were the same in those cases, such as the connection to the home, which still does not dare.
Even if the dream is much larger. "They taught me to build a lesson, the idea is ready next year," Nico enthuses. In fact, the promise started from the beginning of September, but there is no news until now. Then Ramona campaigned to dream his grandson: he went to an Anses delegation and borrowed to buy materials to build school.
With grandma Ramona and Nico.
Nico Bost's brother is fourth and only two months after his breathing was under arrest. "God once again left the ground for that purpose"She has convinced her mother." What's moving, "Alejandra continues. She started playing prank with two children, and something very big."