Mano a Mano Bolivia has built 46 educational infrastructure projects in five of the nine departments of Bolivia. This has been possible thanks to the cooperative efforts of Mano a Mano Bolivia, local municipalities, and local communities.
In Bolivia, the educational infrastructure is extremely deficient. Students attend classes on old benches made of wood or adobe in improvised classrooms with no bathroom facilities or other services. Teachers live in shared improvised homes in poor condition without basic services such as showers and bathrooms. The deficient condition of schools in rural areas of Bolivia leads to incomplete education, a high drop out rate and unmotivated instructors.
In order to fix this problem, Mano a Mano Bolivia constructs educational infrastructure, which includes schools, teacher housing, bathrooms and showers that are fully equipped and functional.
Schools are of a varying number of classrooms, according to local need, with spacious lounges, illuminated staff rooms, bathrooms and showers. All the rooms are open, fully equipped and functional to fulfill the educational requirements.
Each housing module for teachers is divided into two sub-modules that include: two bedrooms, a kitchen, hallway, and bathroom with shower. All are fully equipped and ready for habitation.
A new school provides improved support, leading to lower drop-out rates and enabling students to develop in a convenient and appropriate educational environment. The housing modules brings new faculty to these communities. Improved housing for teachers and their families improves their quality of life and job satisfaction.
The financial support of individuals and institutions allows for these services to continue.
Schools Built to Date
To view a summary of our education projects, including a list of educational facilities built to date, click here.