Pena Colorada School
With funds raised through the Nino a Nino Project, Mano a Mano recently completed a large school project in Pena Colorada, Bolivia! The new Pena Colorada School is a 2-story building with 10 fully-furnished classrooms, community bathrooms (with 2 showers and 6 bathrooms), and 2 laundry stations. It was dedicated on December 22, 2014. Pena Colorada is a community of about 500 people in the municipality of Omereque, department of Cochabamba, Bolivia – about a 4.5-hour drive from the city of Cochabamba.
The new school will be a much more comfortable learning environment for the 200 students in Pena Colorada and the surrounding areas, and a more comfortable working environment for the teachers.
The dedication was a big event for the community. Local leaders told Mano a Mano that ‘this is how we should be working’ – construction took four months from start to finish (construction began on August 8th, 2014), the classrooms were fully furnished (as with all Mano a Mano projects), and the total cost of the project was much less than it would have been with a commercial contractor while still being high-quality.
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The school joins the health clinic that Mano a Mano built in Esmeralda in 2013, the new school in Esmeralda dedicated on the same day as Pena Colorada, and the many other projects that we have built in the Municipality of Omereque.