Schools of Chile
210 piecitos colorados in 3 school in Talca, Molco y Pirque
Incorporated in 2012, 78 children are taught there. Rural area.
Location: Talca Province, rural area in the Valle Central, VII Región del Maulé.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Serious infrastructure shortcomings in general. The school had serious problems as regards its toilets, which were not suitable to cater for all the school children.
Socio-economic characteristics: Families with temporary employment in agriculture and a low basic academic level. 29% of the students have learning problems.
Incorporated in 2012, 46 children are taught there. Mountainous area.
Location: Molco, municipality of Lonoche, Cautín Province, IX Región de la Araucanía.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Installations in very bad condition. There were no toilets for pupils nor any recreation space for winter months.
Socio-economic characteristics: About 90% of the children attending the school are members of indigenous people groups. The main economic activity is livestock breeding (sheep and cows), agriculture, forestry, wood agro-industry and the milk trade. Families are very much involved in the school community. The Molco area has no daily public transport.
Incorporated in 2014, 86 children are taught there (8 in the intregation porgramme). Rural area
Location: Cordillera province, south of the Metropolitan Area.
Characteristics of the infrastructure: it is a very old school. Until 2010 it only had two poorly built classrooms made of wood for students of four grades. After the earthquake two classrooms were built which were divided in order to have one for each grade. The classrooms are badly ventilated and are not weatherproof.