Our Building Schools model starts with loyal partnerships with best-practice local NGOs who have the vision, drive, and community standing to create change in their countries. We provide funding then our local partners build high-quality schools. Our partners are guided by a bottom-up approach. Community leaders and school committees are engaged in close collaboration and consultation from the early stages of construction. The government also supports the process by providing land, teachers, and/or curriculum.
We build Block Schools in Lombok, Indonesia using Blocks made from recycled plastic waste. Classroom of Hope has partnered with Block Solutions for our Block Schools Program. Blocks are manufactured from recycled plastic, such as PET plastic bottles, PP, and PE plastic, which are mixed with wood fibers and processed into an injection molding machine to create the Blocks. Block Schools are earthquake-resistant, sustainable and safe buildings that are affordable, easy to assemble, and can be dismantled and rebuilt.
The 2018 earthquakes that devasted the island of Lombok caused massive damage to homes, and many families are still living in temporary shelters. Like our Block Schools Program, we have partnered with Block Solutions to build safe, sustainable and earthquale resistant. Block Homes. Each Block Home removes 1-2 tonnes of plastic waste from the environment, can be built in as little as two days, and is more cost-effective than homes built with conventional materials.