The Need for School Projects
Schools are some of the most important buildings within a community. They are essential to the development of younger generations and vital to the growth of developing nations. Without adequate school buildings, it can be difficult to implement a sustainable education program. Both students and teachers need a safe, secure place to teach, learn and grow. Build Abroad focuses on schools that have been destroyed or damaged from disasters, schools that are out of date, and the construction of brand new school buildings for growing communities.
The Importance of Quality School Construction Projects
Quality school buildings are essential. Students and teachers can spend upwards of 6 hours each day in school buildings, so it is imperative that these buildings are weather proof, structurally sound, and provide all necessary amenities for food storage, drinking water, and plumbing systems. Without updated school buildings, learning can be slowed or interrupted. This is where Build Abroad comes in. We partner with local organizations that have a long-term plan for school construction projects. We send our volunteers to work with these projects and make a lasting impact.
How We Find School Projects
Build Abroad finds and assesses school projects based on research and local suggestions from communities and local partners. We also help rebuild schools after disasters hit. In some cases, if there is a strong need for additional schools in a community, Build Abroad will work with local partners to construct new school buildings.
Current School Construction Projects
Build Abroad is currently working on a variety of school construction projects in most of our locations, specifically Peru and Guatemala. In Nepal, we are working in remote villages to rebuild schools in remote Himalayan villages after the 2015 earthquake. We are also looking at new school projects in Thailand and possibly the neighboring country of Cambodia. School projects are also great for group trips.