March 2010 Community Service Trip to Tobati, Paraguay
From March 7 - March 18, Team Tobati 12 funded and worked on the following projects and programs:
Classroom at the Reinaldo Macchi Institute – Team Tobati 2010 constructed the final classroom at the Renaldo Macchi Institute. This
classroom allows the school to have grades seven through 12, a full middle
and high school. The Institute was one of the original projects started in
Tobati and is at the core of Team Tobati’s efforts to increase the education
opportunities offered to the poor of the district.
Staffing - Team Tobati 2010 donated funds to staff Tobati’s public clinic
with additional doctors, nurses, and staff for a full year.
Costa Alegre, Tobati: Team Tobati 2010 constructed a classroom at the public
high school in the poor rural village of Costa Alegre, Tobati. This is the fifth classroom that Team Tobati has built at this school and serves
as the home of the school’s 11th grade.
Santa Teresita School: Team Tobati 2010 constructed a classroom, which is the home of the school’s 9th grade. It was the third
classroom built by Tobati at this public school and finishes the middle
San Rafael School in 21 de Julio, Tobati: Team Tobati 2010 constructed a classroom, which serves as the home of the school’s third
grade. It was the third classroom built by Tobati at this public
Team Tobati Plaza – Team Tobati 2010 constructed a one block sidewalk surrounding
this new public plaza and park.
Local Parks –
Team Tobati 2010 repainted and worked to maintain two children’s
parks in the town of Tobati. Both parks were built by Team Tobati in
– Team Tobati 2010 visited every school in the town and the 21
surrounding villages of the district of Tobati. During these visits, the
team brought soccer balls for each school and fluoride and toothbrushes for
Tobati’s Public Hospital – Along with assisting doctors and nurses, Team Tobati 2010 worked on the re-tiling of the walls on a portion of the local hospital.
Home – Team Tobati 2010 painted this residential facility, which is
used for seminary retreats.
Outdoor Floor / Athletic Court – Team Tobati 2010 built an outdoor
multi-use athletic floor for Conadomi public high school.
Outdoor Floor / Athletic Court - Team Tobati 2010 built an outdoor
multi-use athletic floor for the local public grade school of Santa Teresita in
the town of Tobati.
School in Florida, Tobati– Team Tobati 2010 repainted the public grade school in the rural
village of Florida, Tobati.
Factories – Team Tobati 2010 worked at a series of small brick and tile
factories alongside Paraguayan workers throughout the department of Tobatí. The
construction of bricks is the main source of work in the department of Tobatí.
Factories – Team Tobati 2010 worked at one of the larger big brick
factories alongside Paraguayan workers. The majority of men and boys in the
area work in brick factories.
Fields - Team Tobatí 2010 worked in the sugar cane fields alongside
Paraguayan workers. The team weeded and cleared out the fields. Along
with soybeans and cotton, sugar is one of Paraguay’s main agricultural products.