Piecitos in Colombia
888 piecitos colorados en 7 schools in Cundinamarca, Santander, Caquetá, Caldas, Bolívar, Córdoba y Atlántico.
Incorporated in 2009, 57 children are taught there.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: The building’s ceilings and water well were in bad condition. The toilets were practically unfit for use. The electricity system was unreliable.
Incorporated in 2010, 161 children are taught there
Location: Village of La Aguada de Ceferino, municipality of San Juan de Girón, Santander Department.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: The school had no fresh water and had only two bathrooms for more tan 70 students and teachers. There were ventilation and lighting problems in the class room. Sports court without a security fence.
Socio-economic characteristics: Most of the families in the municipality work in agriculture (especially pineapple growing) and in the breeding of fryer chickens. Most of the adults are illiterate. The school is at the centre of community life, with several activities being held there.
Incorporated in 2010, 250 children are taught there.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Very dilapidated building. The majority of pupils were studying in improvised wooden class rooms. The bathrooms were in an extremely bad condition as they did not count with the necessary equipment and spaces for both the girls and boys at the school.
Incorporated in 2012, 40 children are taught there.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: There were cracks and problems in the ceilings. The kitchen and bathrooms were found in bad condition and not able to provide its required services.
Incorporated in 2016, 177 children are taught in Clemencia.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: The school had a large deficit both in its structure and in the electrical system. In addition, the center had problems with the bathrooms, since they did not have a water tank or a perimeter fence.
Incorporated into the project in 2017, it educates 78 children
Characteristics of the area found: The institution does not have adequate facilities for the development of the study, since some classrooms have cracked walls; floors and ceilings in poor condition. It is necessary to build sanitary batteries because they are non-existent, sinks, adequate kitchen and remodeling the school canteen.
Incorporated into the project in 2017, it educates 75 minors.
Characteristics of the area found: The school had problems in its infrastructure that affected the safety for the optimal development of the classes, such as, classrooms with risk of collapse, lack of energy, little access to water, problems in the bathrooms, dangerous platforms of access to the classrooms, there was no dining room and the kitchen presented problems of location and cracks in its structure.