Costa Rica School expansion - Lomas de Cocorí

In 1992, the foundation supported the expansion of a school in the community of Lomas de Cocorí near the provincial capital San Isidro. The settlement, which had formerly been built illegally, suffered from extreme infrastructural deficiencies. Together with the community leaders, the Samuel Foundation worked out a plan to extend the local school by three urgently needed classrooms, a sanitary block, and a kitchen with a dining room. Previously, the majority of the 240 pupils had to be taught outdoors. As part of the building project, the foundation took over the purchase of the building materials, the financing of the external work as well as the coordination of the project - construction was then carried out with the participation of the parents. The completed school was a sign of hope for many of the local families and their children.

Lomas de Cocorí