As electricity finally makes it to the most remote communities of San Ramón, there is a growing need for proper electrical installations in schools. It is not uncommon to see very dangerous makeshift electrical systems in schools that put children at risk of electrocution. When the South Granville Rotary Club offered their expertise in electrical repairs, we knew we had a lot of work for them to do in San Ramón!
In March 2015, the South Granville Rotary Club completely re-wired San Ramón High School, which receives approximately 1,500 students every week and is the largest high school in the municipality of San Ramón. The job of installing a completely new system was beyond the skill and financial capability of the Ministry of Education and SCSRN. The South Granville Rotary Club offered their expertise in electrical work and fundraising, and together we were able to install a new, safe, and much more functional electrical system. (For more on this project, click here: “San Ramón High School Gets Wired.”)
In 2017, we teamed up again to take on an even larger project. We worked together in the rural community of Hilapo #1 on four projects: 1) Build a pre-school classroom, 2) build a school kitchen, 3) wire the school for electricity, and 4) bring water to the school and surrounding homes. This is a huge endeavor that wouldn’t be possible without the support of these dynamite Rotarians. The people of Hilapo #1 are very grateful for this project, and they put in their contribution by providing the unskilled labor for the construction.
We’re looking forward to working with the South Granville Rotarians again in 2019!