Project #21462

Replace a School in an Earthquake Zone in Bolivia

by Mano a Mano Bolivia


Click ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION abajo para ESPANOL. MMB is working on its 54th school construction project with the community of Tunas Pampa, in Aiquile, Cochabamba, to replace a school in danger of collapsing on its students and teachers due to strong seismic activity. MMB will also fully equip the new school and replace the dilapidated teacher housing and communal bathrooms.
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The community of Tunas Pampa has dilapidated educational infrastructure that threatens the safety of its 3 teachers and 45 students and diminishes motivation to teach and learn. Fewer than 1 in 7 students complete secondary school in isolated areas of Bolivia like Tunas Pampa, and a supportive educational environment is critical to ensuring that students stay in school. The local government does not have sufficient resources to independently improve conditions.


MMB's highly-qualified engineers will help build 2 new classrooms, teacher housing, and bathrooms that are fortified against damage from earthquakes and physically attractive. This will improve the safety of students and staff, as well as increase worker satisfaction and teaching quality. MMB will also fully equip the school with blackboards, desks, and other supplies. Finally, MMB will collaborate with local and municipal representatives on this project to ensure its long-term sustainability.

Long-Term Impact

This project will improve the safety of its teachers and students living and working along a fault line. In addition, a more visually appealing learning environment can improve teacher morale, and with it, the quality of teaching. The improved infrastructure and teaching quality can lead to better educational outcomes and increased eagerness to learn, which may decrease drop-out rates. Over time, an increasingly well-educated population can stimulate economic growth in this community of 500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Mano a Mano Bolivia

Location: Cochabamba - Bolivia
Website: http:/​/​​web/​
Project Leader:
Alyssa Chase
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

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