Jerusalen de Minaro Primary School

The design of this school, led by Marta Maccaglia from the Semillas Foundation, received the 2018 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.

This primary school is located within the native community of Jerusalen de Minaro, in Pangoa District, Junin Region of the Central Highlands of Peru.

It is a small community of approximately 150 families, but now the school is able to draw children from a number of neighbouring villages. The community had been completely abandoned for a number of years and the education of its children therefore suffered as a result.

The Costa Foundation funded eight classrooms, a kitchen and canteen, sanitation, a teachers’ room and playground, as well as the water supply and electricity. The award-winning design was led by Marta from the Semillas Foundation, who picked up the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2018 for this school.

Opened by one of the Costa Foundation Trustees in July 2018, it was wonderful to see so many children, parents and teachers enjoying their new facilities.