Construction of Schools

In rural areas of the Dominican Republic, many communities lack schools with adequate teaching facilities.   Community members, using low quality materials, have built the majority of existing schools.  Many structures have deteriorated with the passing of time.  Moreover, the buildings themselves run the risk of collapsing at any given moment.  Naturally, this problem endangers the lives of students and teachers.

Another problem is the lack of classroom space.  A classroom that was originally designed to house 20 students, now houses more than 60 boys and girls.  This overcrowding hinders the process of teaching and learning.

In order to solve this problem, Mission ILAC carries out a program of school construction and maintenance in collaboration with foreign and local volunteer groups.  This program has benefited more than 5,000 people residing in rural areas.