Building a school
The first of the needs we want to meet is building a school so that indigenous children can receive an education.
Construction in the jungle is more complex, difficult and expensive, as all processes have to be done by hand. The school will have an area of 400 m2 divided into different spaces and entrances to serve indigenous children from four to 16 years old.
It will be a multi-purpose building in which the various community guilds can hold meetings: craftspeople, musicians, planters and so on. We have completed 45% of the project.
The first large infrastructure we want to achieve is building a school or “Multicultural Education Centre” so that indigenous children can receive an education. The school building is 29 m long x 18 m wide, a total of 342 m2 in area. It will have four multi-purpose classrooms with seating for 30 people in each room. Furthermore, it will have a kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, play area, office and storeroom.
This structure is designed with a self-sufficient electrical installation powered by solar panels. It will also be provided with water for drinking and washing, as well as all the furniture needed for a functioning school.
There will also be an area with outdoor sports fields.
This educational centre aims to meet “Praia do Carapana” indigenous territory’s educational needs. The territory has a population of 800 indigenous people in 12 tribes who currently have no access to education on their land. The challenges in the area of education are not only to provide basic and secondary education for the children, but also to promote the culture and preserve the customs of the Huni Kuín people, thus ensuring that they maintain their identity over time.