Keeping Education Afloat in Paraguay
When destructive floods hit Paraguay in December 2015, more than 130,000 people were displaced. As relief workers and supplies poured in, LCIF provided a US$200,000 Major Catastrophe grant. Part of that grant money was used to provide mobile classrooms to serve the 17,000 students affected by the flood. The Ministry of Education, in partnership with UNICEF and supported by LCIF, provided seven of these classrooms. They are made of durable materials and designed to stay 10 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Each classroom can accommodate 50 students.
“I am thankful for this collaborative effort to find a solution to a difficult situation, the displacement of our communities’ homes and schools.” – Marta Lafuente, Ministry of Education, Paraguay