Construction, equipment and maintenance of a
child’s nursery Cooperarq.
Marquesado, Rivadavia, Province of San Juan
Scope of the Project: construct, equip and maintain a childâs nursery to lodge children from ages 0 to 10 while their parents or tutors leave the home due to illness, work or other justified reasons.
In addition, this project aims to involve the same members of the benefited community, training them (with the assistance and coordination of the participant professionals) in tasks such as building, plumber, carpentry and electricity, thus encouraging and strengthening the community skills for future auto sustainability projects.
Children are the priority beneficiary group; however the project will also benefit large and poor family groups, whose head and economic provider is usually a woman.
With the construction of a childâs nursery many family groups will have the possibility to count on a reliable and safe place where to leave their children for short or long periods of time. The nursery will protect children from stacking or physical and emotional abuse, and from the abandonment or domestic risks that they may encounter when left alone at home without adult supervision.
Responsible: architect Emilio Andres Manrique – University of Architecture cooperative for personal habitat. Cooperarq ltd (involved in the assistance and creation of projects since 1993) Unin Vecinal del Lote Hogar N 53 TESONEROS DE CONCEPCION.
Beneficiaries: Children are the priority beneficiary group; however the project will also benefit large and poor family groups, whose head and economic provider is usually a woman. 50 children and 133 families (of whom 70% women)
Duration of the construction: 12 months.
Costs: the building will be divided into three rooms in accordance with the age of the children:
Room 1 to be used by children from 0 to 1 year old, Room 2 from 1 to 5 years old and Room 3 from 5 to 10 years old.
Each room costs € 1.100 and our Foundation will only contribute with a third of the total cost. This means, the total cost of this project raises € 3.300 for the three rooms