Minipi de Quijano School
Minipi de Quijano School, La Palma, Cundinamarca, Colombia
After a 3 year struggle to build the Costa Foundation’s biggest school yet, the Minipi de Quijano School opened in January 2014.
La Palma was one of the worst affected areas during the war with the Farc terrorists with as many as 80% of this communities population displaced, having to leave their homes and families and live in temporary shelter in the jungle. The Costa Foundation chose this site in order to give the community a beacon of hope as they are now rebuilding their lives back in La Palma.
The school boasts 10 classrooms, 2 science labs, a computer lab and a school canteen, all of which has been equipped to the Colombian Education Authority standards. The school has welcomed 310 children from the ages of 3 to 18 and is also attracting children from nearby villages who are keen to benefit from these facilities.
The Costa Foundation officially opened the school on March 26th 2014 amidst great excitement from the children, teachers and parents, one of which asked “What have we done to deserve such a great school?”
The answer is simple; you and your community really needed these facilities and that’s why we’ve given them to you.
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