Since 2005, Grand Circle Foundation has supported La Concepción School on the Parana River Delta with donations totaling more than $70,000. Among the projects we've helped fund are the renovation of the school kitchen and dining room; and the construction of three classrooms, built on stilts to help prevent flooding.
The safety features built into these three classrooms proved invaluable in September of 2010, when a period of extremely heavy rain and wind left every room at La Concepción School completely flooded-except for those built by the Foundation. Unsure where to turn with her floors covered by three feet of water, Principal Monica Ceruti contacted Magdalena Zoroza, Grand Circle's Regional General Manager in South America.
Moved by Monica's plight, Magdalena sprung into action. "This school is very special to us," she says. "We wanted to find the best way to help them as soon as possible. She organized a fundraising drive among her colleagues in South America. Together, they raised $1505 to help Monica replace items that were destroyed by the flood-and the Foundation agreed to match the donation, bringing the total to $3010.
But the school still faces daily struggles. – less–ZoomInfo