Securing Our Environment

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Securing Our Environment
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Country: Paraguay
Volunteer(s) Name: L Munoz
Volunteer(s) Homestate: New_York
Funds community contributed: $204
Percentage community contributed: 25%
Funds needed were: $609
Funds requested were: $609
PPCP #: 526-191
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Paraguay 2009 (6).
Ahecha Paraguay Photography Exhibition, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, School Bathroom Project, Securing Our Environment, Small Scale Poultry Management, Vida Sana: Stoves, Latrines and Sinks
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Other Projects in Paraguay (8).
Ahecha Paraguay Photography Exhibition, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, Paraguay Program for Technical and Financial Support 2009, School Bathroom Project, Securing Our Environment, Small Scale Poultry Management, Vida Sana: Stoves, Latrines and Sinks, Young Paraguayan Women's Scholarship Project
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Info about the Securing Our Environment

Escuela Basica is a dynamic public school from pre-K through 9th grade (563 students) that also functions as an adult education center at night (110 students). The community struggled to construct a building for a Learning and Resource Center (the “LRC”). Parents dug and laid the foundation and helped raise $1550 towards construction costs. With a $5,000 government grant and $200 from the municipality, they created a large brick building.

The LRC stands largely idle due to inevitable vandalism. In a nutshell we are requesting support to help secure the building so it can be put to good and proper use. In order to create a thriving LRC, the building must be secured with bars on the windows, strong doors and an effective alarm system. This year a Rotary Club visiting from Spain pledged support in the form of library resources. The school has received 10 computers waiting to be transferred to a safe location. The newly formed Parent’s Committee has targeted the rehabilitation of this building and the realization of a fully functioning LRC as a priority.

The schools in Paraguay receive a pittance in the way of support from the government ($2,000 for the year), and all basic materials are self-supplied through fundraising activities for which parents, among the poorest population in the community, provide all the materials. Your support will be a vital link in making the LRC a reality.

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