Employees from Lonza Water Treatment recently teamed up with U.S. dealers to refurbish an elementary school in Costa Rica.
The project at the Escuela Gil Tablada Corea elementary school in El Jobo involved painting three classrooms and the exterior of six buildings; improving the landscaping; remodeling the library/computer center; remodeling the old cafeteria to accommodate special needs students; and providing bookshelves for the library, as well as school desks and computers. The team also removed old playground equipment and installed new equipment.
The project was taken on as part of the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company’s PEACH (People Extending a Caring Hand) program and was accomplished on a $25,000 budget. The work by volunteers occurred during the annual winter gathering of Lonza’s professional pool dealer customers.
This is the fourth PEACH project completed since 2012. Prior projects involved refurbishing schools in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.