La Roca Christian School plans to construct a 2nd building so that it can serve more children and families in Lima, Peru.
The school opened its doors in 2005 with 20 children attending preschool. As of 2012, the school’s program includes preschool through 5th grade, with over 165 children enrolled. Due to space constraints, grades 1-5 are temporarily located in 3 different buildings. The school wants to continue meeting its original goal of adding a grade each year. To provide permanent classrooms for grades 1-5 in one facility and to be able to continue adding grades through high school, a new building is required. The funds required for construction approximate $1.43 million (estimate as of January 2012), and the 3 phases of the construction plan are summarized below. Click here for more information about the history and purpose of the school.
La Roca plans to provide permanent classrooms for grades 1-12 in one new building as a result of this project. (Preschool and kindergarten classes will remain in the existing building, along with the offices for the school administrators and World Reach Missions.) Adding a 2nd building will enable La Roca to accommodate 350 students in 2 permanent school buildings.
The new two-story building (pictured above) will include:
Assuming total funding is raised to complete all 3 project phases, it is estimated that new building construction could be started and completed in 9 months.
For more details on the project plan, click here (PDF). Also see our video on the expansion project. Please prayerfully consider providing funds for this critical expansion project.
Initial funding of approximately $125,000 enabled us to begin construction of the right wing of this building so that we can provide 4 classrooms to more quickly accommodate 2 grades, which are currently in temporary classrooms. These 4 rooms are noted as offices in Phases II and III above. Pictured below is the right wing construction as of October 25, 2012.
“Part of our mission 1:8 strategy is to find like-minded partners, and join them in the work of furthering the reach of the Gospel. I have personally witnessed the work and ministry of World Reach. They are making a global impact for the sake of the Gospel and that is something that our church wants to be involved in.”