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DO YOU WANT TO TAKE ON A SPECIAL PROJECT?
It is important that schools grow if they are to meet the growing needs of students.  The New Dawning school was founded in 1991, meeting in adobe buildings with tin roofs, and no place for the children to play.  Today the school includes a covered basketball court (a must during the rainy season), a multi-purpose room, a park, and seven classrooms.  The original adobe rooms now house a computer center, library and administrative offices.  All of these have been funded by groups without using any funds from the sponsorship program, which specifically go to academics-related expenses.  

Below are three projects which are currently on the dream list for the school.  If you would like to donate time or money, just fill out the appropriate form and we will be in contact with you.
NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
    The administrative offices of the school are currently housed in the original adobe buildings, separated from the rest of the 
    school.    The school would like to construct new offices at the end of the buildings where the classrooms are located.  
   This project was initiated in May of 2017!   The first floor is constructed, except for the floor, windows, door and paint.

CONSTRUCTION OF ROOMS TO HOUSE THE COMPUTER CENTER AND THE SCHOOL LIBRARY
    The school has room on the third floor of classrooms to build a computer center and library, which are currently located in the old 
    adobe buildings.  This project would put all of the educational facilities in the same area.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAYGROUND
    The school has a lovely park-like playground area, but it has not been developed into a safe playing area for the children.  The 
    area needs to be leveled, with rock retaining walls, to make the area really shine. NOTE:  THIS PHASE HAS BEEN COMPLETED
    AS OF FEBRUARY 2017.  SEE THE SCHOOL MASTER PLAN PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTING IN TAKING ON SUCH A PROJECT, EITHER FINANCIALLY OR BY BRINGING A WORK GROUP TO THE SCHOOL, PLEASE CONTACT US.
Basketball court roof,  project of one person.
It's time to phase out the original adobe buildings.
The library was the project of one group.