In May 2021 we began our intervention at the Nazareth primary school headquarters in the municipality of Buenaventura, accepting the call of one of the community teachers. The school was in deplorable conditions where students received classes in inhumane conditions.
It was considered necessary to change the roof of the school, the walls, the floors, the windows and doors and to provide furniture and pedagogical equipment to each area. It began with the first stage which included the reconstruction of the Transition and first rooms. In addition, a bathroom was built and the façade of the School was improved. Subsequently, the second stage included the second classroom and a large class that includes a library, a computer room, and a meeting place for students and teachers. We are currently in the third stage, which includes classrooms from second to fifth, bathrooms, a patio, and corridors.
In addition to the infrastructure part, the school has a serious water shortage problem because it only arrives twice a week for a short time. To resolve this shortage, the possibility of installing tanks that receive rainwater is being studied.
The attitude of the students, teachers, and the community in general, who have given their unconditional help, aware like us, that the only way to create a different future is through education, is especially commendable.
We invite you to collaborate in this substantial change that will allow closing the gaps of inequity and abandonment of this School and of the children of the municipality of Buenaventura.
And that at the same time it can mean in the future, the hope of many other educational institutions thanks to the solidarity of all.