Mano a Mano’s school project in Chirusi is now 60% complete! The school is two floors and six classrooms, and will provide a more comfortable environment for local students to learn and for teachers to teach.

Punata, Bolivia is a 1-hour drive southeast of the city of Cochabamba. This school project will directly serve 420, with a total population of 1,500 people in the surrounding community.

Partnership Model

The Chirusi school is 60% complete.

Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank you to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, who oversees the process of building schools from start to finish (Mano a Mano Nuevo Nuevo is also helping with this specific project); the local community of Chirusi Rosario and municipal government of Punata; and the US funders that provided the seed money that made this project possible! Construction began on October 12th, 2021.

Construction Photos

Each subfloor is packed with river rock to form a solid base where a layer of cement is applied.

The master builder laying floor tiles in one of the classrooms.

The completed upstairs hallway.

Working on the Roofing

Working on Windows, Soldering, and Electrical Installation Inside

Learn More About the Chirusi School Project