Congratulations to Happy Hearts Fund, ING and INTEGRA for successfully completing construction of the Francisco Perez Anampa School in Tate, Peru, which will benefit 160 local students. The school was affected by the 2007 earthquake in the Ica region and Architecture for Humanity provided architectural support throughout the construction of the new facility. Recently the community celebrated the completion of the school with a big gathering which featured visitors from several of the joint partners.
Currently the Maria Auxiliadora School in Calderones, Peru is in the early stages of construction. Once the construction is completed it will benefit more than 70 school children that have been studying in temporary classrooms since August 2007.
Meanwhile the design team is hard at work on the new Divino Jesus School in Chincha, Peru. In addition, new schools in both Mexico and Chile are in development. For more information on the Happy Hearts Fund/ING Schools reconstruction programme check out the OAN project page.
Frontline/The World June 2008