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|project=Community Center (El Salvador)
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|project=Bicycle Repair Class
 
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|projecttype=PCPP
|country=El_Salvador
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|country=Mauritania
|firstname=E
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|firstname=S
|lastname=Clyne
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|lastname=Tracy
|state=New_Jersey
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|state=Minnesota
|communityfunds=$12738
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|communityfunds=$522
|communitypercentage=56%
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|communitypercentage=24%
|requestedfunds=$9877.55
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|requestedfunds=$1567
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|neededfunds=$855
|projectnumber=519-120
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In El Salvador's most northwest region is a small, charming farming village brought to life by its white-washed adobe houses, distinct culture, and expansive views of a valley below. Perhaps the only thing exceeding its true natural beauty are its people – hard-working, motivated, and unbelievably generous in spite of all the odds that seem to be against them. With little to no education and only the most basic healthcare, the community struggles to complete day to day tasks but still manages to pull together for the betterment of their lives.
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The transportation economy in a city in Mauritania is woefully underdeveloped. Bicycles in particular are not appreciated nearly to their potential, in part because there is a very limited understanding of repair techniques. The great majority of bikes in the city, for example, have no brakes. After discussing this problem with the administration at a nearby trade school, the local Peace Corps volunteer aims to begin teaching a bike repair class at the school in October.
  
The village’s vision for a better community is unique, and the village has an overabundance of manpower and ingenuity. For the past year, it has been working hard to bring to the town a casa comunal – a community center. In a country where the preservation of culture is so important, a lack of a space where cultural events can take place has a debilitating effect on a community. Weddings, funerals, quinceñeras, local elections, and community meetings are all communal rites of passage that as of now, residents must export to other towns or simply forego altogether. Furthermore, without a place to hold community meetings it is very hard to run a town council, or ADESCO meeting. This is extremely important because the ADESCO are the roots that hold the community together in terms of community development, organization and implementation of projects. However, with this community center, community development would be more easily facilitated with a communal place to hold all types of meetings necessary in the village.
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The class will run through June of 2010, and will serve 10 students. Graduates will move on to either enhance capacities at the metalworking shops where rudimentary bike repairs are presently accomplished, or set up new workshops of their own. The local trade school is a well-established and popular campus, and the volunteer will work closely with school administrators to both assemble candidates for the class and follow up on its outcomes.
  
The people of this village have already made remarkable headway into this project. Land for the community center has been donated, blueprints have been drawn up, and enough community members have offered their help in the construction that labor will virtually be free of charge. Moreover, almost 500 dollars has already been raised through bake sales, soccer tournaments, and movie nights, which have all been organized and executed by the youth. Unfortunately, this is as far as the village can come to realizing their goal before they are stifled by the surmounting costs of building materials and a lack of in-country help.
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The class will be taught in French, with trade school staff providing translation services. The volunteer, who has more than a decade’s experience working with bicycles, as mechanic, messenger and bike shop manager, and author of three books on bike repair, will develop the curriculum for the class.
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Competent bicycle repair requires specific tools not commonly available in Mauritania, and Park Tool of St. Paul, MN has made available a generous discount for purposes of this class. The budget reflects the costs of three sets of tools – one to remain with the school, and the others to be presented to class graduates.
  
 
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.
 
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

Latest revision as of 13:16, 23 August 2016


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The transportation economy in a city in Mauritania is woefully underdeveloped. Bicycles in particular are not appreciated nearly to their potential, in part because there is a very limited understanding of repair techniques. The great majority of bikes in the city, for example, have no brakes. After discussing this problem with the administration at a nearby trade school, the local Peace Corps volunteer aims to begin teaching a bike repair class at the school in October.

The class will run through June of 2010, and will serve 10 students. Graduates will move on to either enhance capacities at the metalworking shops where rudimentary bike repairs are presently accomplished, or set up new workshops of their own. The local trade school is a well-established and popular campus, and the volunteer will work closely with school administrators to both assemble candidates for the class and follow up on its outcomes.

The class will be taught in French, with trade school staff providing translation services. The volunteer, who has more than a decade’s experience working with bicycles, as mechanic, messenger and bike shop manager, and author of three books on bike repair, will develop the curriculum for the class.

Competent bicycle repair requires specific tools not commonly available in Mauritania, and Park Tool of St. Paul, MN has made available a generous discount for purposes of this class. The budget reflects the costs of three sets of tools – one to remain with the school, and the others to be presented to class graduates.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.