Guatemala, Sololá Phase II

CONTEXT

Compared to other Latin American countries, Guatemalans suffer from low-quality education due to a lack of teachers. Just 74.5% of the population aged 15 and over is literate. And though the Guatemalan government runs a number of free elementary and secondary-level schools, the high cost of uniforms, supplies, and transportation means that a significant number of children is unable to attend school. As a result, indigenous Guatemalans are highly disadvantaged, making school construction in rural areas essential. The school Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta San Antonio is located in the municipality of Solola. The provincial capital has about 20,000 inhabitants and is located in the highlands of Guatemala.

During construction

After construction

Project Type

Construction of 4 classrooms

Construction Period:
March 2021 – May 2022

Budget

40.000 €

Children

Partner

Esperanza/Oyak

Donor

Acronis/GoDaddy

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Since this school is the only one in the area that hosts all grade levels up until university, it has grown in popularity. For this reason, it is in need of adaptation. This project involves the construction of four additional classrooms with the bio-construction system, a staircase module, and a multi-purpose room on the first floor.