|Working at San Jose Obrero school|
Team Tobatí completed our 11th annual March community service trip to Tobatí, Paraguay for students, alumni and faculty from Kingswood-Oxford school in West Hartford, CT in 2009. The dozens of projects and programs worked on during this March service trip brought about considerable progress within the educational and medical infrastructure offered to the poor of the region.
Along with other constructions funded by the team, this group of students, alumni, and faculty built an additional classroom at the Macchi School in order to allow for the growth of the institution from four grades to
five. The team built a classroom at the San Rafael grade school in the poor rural village of 21 de Julio, Tobatí so that more young people from this area are able to attend a school. This is the second classroom at this new school founded by Team Tobatí. The team worked on the construction of a new plaza (park & soccer field) in the poor Virgen del Rosario neighborhood in central Tobatí so that the many children in this area have a place to play.
|TT 2007 visiting rural grade school|
The team constructed a classroom at the grade school in the poor rural village of Costa Alegre, Tobatí so that children from this community can attend middle school. This is the third classroom constructed by the team at this school. The team constructed a classroom at the middle school in the poor rural village of Mompox, Tobatí with the same goal of allowing students to stay in school at least through the middle school. This is the second classroom built by the team at this school. The team constructed a sewing room at the community development center in Mompox, Tobati. The team has worked on numerous projects at these two locations.
The team also built a classroom in the poor rural community of Santa Teresita to allow this grade school to serve its growing population. The team worked on and funded numerous projects such as these. Each of these will increase the educational opportunities offered to the children of this impoverished district. The team also had a great time getting to know the people of Tobati by working and playing together for two weeks.