Middle school enhancement

Growing education infrastructure

First middle school enhancement 2016

Photo:  In 2016, the village retro-fitted several buildings to be class space for the middle school.  The central location is highly desirable, but the land itself poses challenges, while clear title is still yet to be established.  Re-grading the land and erecting class modules will come at high cost.

In 2016, our Partner village took steps to establish a permanent home for it Middle school, as a prior facility had to be abandoned.

The project began a a re-purposing effort whereby buildings that used to house the village library, school offices and a dormitory were converted to class space.

Knowing this class space was insufficient, the community was anxious to expand the campus into new class room buildings. Our partnership stepped into provide significant funding for this initiative to proceed. It was in this effort to grow infrastructure that the partnership also sought to expand avenues of reaching out to sympathetic donors, including incorporating under a 501(c3) not-profit.

The operation of the Partnership continues to be connected as a ministry team at the Congregational Church of Needham, where many members have partaken in delegations to the village, and maintain a family-to-family correspondence relationship (see Partner Families).

New classroom building #1 2018

In 2018, Middle school students gained two gleaming new classrooms as the campus expanded.

Dedication Ceremony for new classroom building used by Basico (grades 7,8,9) February 2018
One of four new class rooms utilized by the middle school
New classroom building #2 2019

A twin classroom facility was constructed and opened by August 2019. The Middle school reached 4 total classrooms that are airy and overhead-fan cooled.

Twin 2-room facility in construction.
Middle school insignia