Piecitos in Uruguay
367 piecitos colorados in 4 schools: Canelones, Paysandú, Tacuarembó y Salto.
Incorporated in 2009, 76 children are taught there.
Location: Paysandú Department.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Very small class rooms for the number of pupils, toilets (including piping) are in very bad conditions and the ceiling has leaks. School furniture is very worn and there is not enough for the pupils.
Socio-economic characteristics: Rural area. Families with very low income. Parents play a key role in the educational community as they look after the maintenance of the school (cleaning, food preparation for the infants, etc.).
Incorporated in 2010, 12 children are taught there.
Location: Los Helechos trail, Tacuarembó Department.
Characteristics of the infrastructure found: Numerous defects such as dampness and wall deterioration. Difficult to access toilets.
Socio-economic characteristics: Adverse socio-economic context in rural area. High unemployment in families or unstable jobs. No access to health services or electricity. Children come to school on foot, by bike or on horseback (distances of 2 to 3 km).
Incorporated in 2011, 118 children are taught there.
Incorporated into the project in 2018, it educates 149 students