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Murupara Area School

Our partnership with the Murupara Area School began in 2014, one year after the school itself was established. The school was founded to ensure that its 312 students achieved success through celebration of their identity, language and culture and for the school to be at the heart of the community. We supplied the school with… Read more »

Altamira School

The small school  provides two meals a day to the 100+ students to attend, but the dining room only seated 32 students. Grand Circle Foundation funded a new dining room that led to many other changes in the school. The old dining room was converted to a library, providing additional space to use the computers… Read more »

Agua Azul Primary School

With a 100% increase in the kindergarten enrollment at the Agua Azul Primary School, classes were held outdoors and in the kitchen. Grand Circle Foundation provided funding to build a new classroom and renovate the bathrooms.  

San Josecito de Cutris School

Since the 1980s, Costa Rica has been one of the acknowledged leaders in efforts to promote environmental learning. San Josecito Primary school in Alejuela is a great example of how this is done. A small school of 85 students with big ideas and plans for the future, the most recent project funded by Grand Circle Foundation provided… Read more »

San Francisco School and Microfarm

The microfarm is fully equipped to sustain the community for generations to come—and in Costa Rica, this means more than just providing sustenance. It also means that children will learn how to succeed in a society that relies heavily on agriculture. Our donations have also provided the school with new handicapped accessible classrooms,  additional restrooms,… Read more »

Sonafluca Primary School

The Sonafluca Primary School’s village was once home to a large hacienda, where all of the residents worked to earn their living. When the owner of the hacienda passed away, he left the land to the community. Today, every family in Sonafluca owns a small plot to farm, and while they are too poor to support themselves… Read more »

Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal College

The Aboriginal students at Nyangatjatjara College are from non-English speaking, poorly-educated communities, and lag in literacy and numeracy skills, with little experience beyond their remote communities. Located in Central Australia, Nyangatjatjara College is the only community-based school south of Alice Springs. Three campuses serve three Aboriginal communities: Mutitjulu, Imanpa and Kaltukatjara, providing education from Primary… Read more »

Escuela Sol de Pacifico

This remote school was scheduled to be closed by the government and the children transported to a larger, distant school. The community banded together to keep the school open, preserving local traditions. The Sol del Pacifico School educates a group of 19 children—ages 6-12—who live in a rural community on Chile’s Pacific Coast. GCF and the… Read more »

Escuela El Laurel

The 230 students at El Laurel School are the sons and daughters of the coffee pickers from the region, and attend classes only in the morning. GCF provided funding to renovate the library, add solar power, and purchase uniforms and musical instruments. We also updated the kitchen and helped the school begin a chicken rearing… Read more »

Chhoeu Teal Primary School

In this primary school of 8 classrooms, the most urgent need was to update the bathrooms. With funding from GCF and help from the community, 4 toilets and hand washing basins were built. GCF funded computers to help students learn English, but first needed to provide funding for and access to electricity. To supplement the… Read more »