| Nov 10, 2023
Oasis Project 2024: Embarking on our Next Chapter
Upcoming "Imagine" workshops! Stay tuned! 2023-24
We are thrilled to share an update with you on the Chamos Oasis Project! Together, we can positively impact the lives of hundreds of children in Venezuela by enhancing their school playgrounds and outdoor learning environments, and most importantly, ensuring they have access to clean water.
Going forward in 2024, we will be working with a school in the Caucagüita area, benefitting over 1000 students, to create the next Oasis 3.0. Currently, the school faces a critical water shortage, with no functional fountains for drinking or hand washing on the playground. As we've seen far too often in the schools we've collaborated with over the years, this water scarcity predictably hampers student attendance and consequently, their academic progress.
In the coming months, we will work with local partners and the school to design the main components of the next Oasis. This will take into account our own learnings to date, and the contextual needs of the school.
We will also be facilitating “Imagine” workshops with the students at the school, taking a participatory approach to the overall design of the playground, as well as teaching architectural design and the importance of clean water and sanitation. We look forward to sharing updates with you as the journey progresses.
Thank you for your continued support of Chamos. Gracias!
P.s. Have you seen our fundraising campaign, A Healthier Future for the month of November? Chamos has partnered with GlobalGiving in the run up to Giving Tuesday on the 28th November, to raise funds for all our health-related programmes, which includes improving access to Clean Water.
We really appreciate all that you are giving to help our Oasis project thrive already, so if you are able to share this fundraising campaign with your network, it would mean so much to us. Thank you!
We can't wait to see the children's Oasis designs!
Current state of the school's water supply. 2023
School site ready for transformation! Chamos, 2023
State of the school before the Oasis Project 2023