The education of a single person can have a positive effect
on the lives of thousands of people. This principle is the foundation of the
Macchi School. Located in a part of the world plagued by poverty and short
horizons, the Macchi School is a tool that is being used to transform the South
American district of Tobati into a better place for future generations to live.
The school provides a means for the community's brightest minds from the
poorest neighborhoods and villages to be nurtured with the hope that they will not only
complete a university program, but will return to to Tobati afterward to take
up the difficult task of solving some of the town's most serious problems. To
reach this goal the Macchi School offers a rigorous academic curriculum while
at the same time, imparts a strong sense of public service on all of its
The Macchi School offers a top notch college preparatory education. While the public schools in Tobati meet for less than fours a day in over crowded classrooms, the students at the Macchi School learn together for over eight hours a day in classes of less than fifteen students. The school offers three good meals a day. The school provides free uniforms, books, notebooks, and all other school supplies. The school charges no tuition and is made available only to the poor students of Tobati.
The school is 100% funded by Team Tobati. Team Tobati built the beautiful facility in 2002 and 2003. The team also built additional classrooms in March 2008, 2009, and 2010. The Macchi School is crowning achievement of Team Tobati. It encapsulates the team's efforts and aspirations. We could not be more proud of what this school does and what it symbolizes.
2012 Student Body
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Initial Construction Work of the Macchi School
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Construction of the Macchi School
Pictures of Team Tobati 2003 building the Institute