Our mission is to support human, community and economic development in the León region of Nicaragua, and promote understanding between U.S. students and global communities. We provide rural development by building schools and other projects of importance to communities, we introduce students to world citizenship through our Global Education Travel program, we invest in economic development through small-scale cooperative business projects, and we leverage our efforts by continually introducing new organizational partners that provide additional development programs to the communities.
This is a phased project over three years. It is a two-classroom preschool building. It is constructed of rammed earth and reinforced concrete, with steel purlins and corrugated metal roof. It also has an office and comedor at either end of the building constructed of decorated cement block for ventilation. To offset the heating characteristics of the roofing material, an interior sloping ceiling is designed to both insulate the interior and create a chimney like draft to help ventilate the interior. The project is was built with the help of the community, volunteer and school groups from the United States including Drew School and Sonoma Academy.
(Text from: ViviendasLeon Mission/Background)
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Project Location:Goyena, Nicaragua
Date(s): 2005 - 2007
Project Phase: Complete and in use
Client: People of Goyena, Nicaragua
Description and Number of Beneficiaries/Users: Preschool children of Goyena
Project Architect(s)/Designer(s): The project is was built with the help of the community, volunteer and school groups from the United States including Drew School and Sonoma Academy.
Total Cost/Cost per Unit: $7,400
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Photo/Image Credit(s): ViviendasLeon, http://www.flickr.com/photos/20651242@N07/4749909173/in/set-721576242692...
Nominated by Ana Munoz