This is a public school in the middle of Ica. The teachers and students have been using the temporary straw and wood structure in the middle courtyard of the school grounds since the earthquake. The rest of the school is unstable and could collapse during the ongoing tremors and earthquakes. The sidewalk outside of the school, destroyed in the earthquake, has not been repaired yet. The children use it to walk to and from school.
The private school located just next door has been completely rebuilt so the disparity between people who have money and those who don’t is plain.
I recently heard a story on NPR about a new book: Give a Little by Wendy Smith. In it she says that the major philanthropic donations are made up of small amounts through ordinary people. If anyone is interested in helping me convince www.buildchange.org to go to Peru, please donate and comment to them that Peru needs their help. Thank you for reading my blog. Please visit the other posts and pages on the menu at the top of my home page for more details on life in Ica.