In 2013 the Santa Ana Orphan School was declared unsafe after a building inspection. The building is at high risk of falling because of poor foundations and fragile structure. This building has two sections, one is the housing area for more than 30 orphan girls and the other is where more than 150 children attend classes everyday, including orphans and poor children from surrounding villages.
Following several inspections in 2014 the housing area of the building was declared livable, while the school was not. A new location was needed to build a permanent community school by January 2016.
VILLA SAN JOSE
Fortunately, there is a structure in Villa San Jose that provides the perfect location for a new school. Our goal is to rebuild, restore, and expand on it's 4 classrooms and open up existing spaces for nicer classrooms, play areas, and computer labs. In order to have a full school to fulfill the needs of our children, in addition to the renovation, we also need 2 new classrooms, 1 extra computer lab, girls' and boys' restrooms, showers, and lockers.
We are also planning to build better resident areas for the girls of the school. We want to construct 2 rooms with 16 beds each as well as bathrooms, lockers, library, and a multi-purpose lounge where they can eat, study, and play together.
With your help we hope to build better educational and living facilities for our children and a safe environment where they can learn and have the opportunity to succeed despite the poverty the face everyday.