Prior to the PoP school build, students of Have Ando No. 2 did not have access to formal classrooms. Instead, they were taught in deteriorating provisional structures made of mud, thatch and corrugated metal. The structures lacked formal windows and walls between rooms. As a result, noise from adjacent classes and the surrounding environment made it difficult for students to focus and concentrate while in class. The open-air layout allowed insects to move freely through the facility, disturbing students as they were learning. Furthermore, when it rained, water seeped into the ground, causing puddles to form and muddying the classroom floor.
You recognized and responded to the needs of the Have Ando No. 2 children. Your invaluable support and commitment helped us build a three-classroom school equipped with ceiling fans, blackboards, benches, desks, doors, walls and windows. Ando’s community members supported the project from the very beginning and volunteered to work alongside the PoP team to construct the school. Our group efforts will provide hundreds of students access to a strong school foundation and a higher quality education environment that will continue to benefit them for years to come.