In 2008, Escuela Chu'ul was a public primary school located in a very underdeveloped area of Santiago.
It was receiving virtually no government assistance. Temporary materials were used as the school had to be relocated frequently due to changes in land availability. The school staff and the parents in the area were committed to having a school for the 120 children who attended but their resources were negligible.
After a site visit by TSF and multiple conversations with school and community leaders, it was determined the the first critical need was a permanent location for a school and a building large enough to accommodate the number of students enrolled. And flush toilets were a must!