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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 29, 2012
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“…The new school is beautiful! Everybody in the community likes the architectural design. Each day I meet about 50 parents asking for a vacancy for next year...”
– Cecilia Martinez, head teacher

We are excited to announce the completion of the construction for the new Divino Jesus School in Chincha Peru. The old school was affected by the 2007 earthquake and more than 340 small children had no option but to stay in improvised precarious classrooms for more than 5 years.

The opening ceremony marked a very exciting day for the whole community of Pueblo Nuevo as the community offered a lot joy with great local food and some local afro-Peruvian dances to the illustrious attendants including Petra Nemcova Chairwoman of the Happy Hearts Fund and Jorge Ramos from CEO of AFP Integra – Sura Peru, sponsors of this magnificent project. Thanks to Happy Hearts Fund and SURA for building another great school (and for the images–after the break).

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 28, 2012
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If you weren't able to join us at this year's Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!, check out this three-minute video, courtesy of our friends at

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 28, 2012
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More updates from the Football for Hope field*. Exciting times to watch the sites, buildings, and future pitches underway. Our Design Fellows are working tirelessly and doing an amazing job on-site while working closely with the clients, consultants and contractors to coordinate every detail of the project.

Qwaqwa is almost complete, just waiting for the final touch of paint. Mokopane and Botswana are nearing completion. In Mozambique, masons are laying the handmade bricks produced during a skills-training workshop with the local builders. In Tanzania, the unique structure is taking form. And last, but not least, in Cameroon, the workers are pushing to complete the foundation between two heavy rain periods.

The other Football for Hope projects are in tender and contract negotiations. We’re looking forward to those breaking ground in the next few months.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 28, 2012
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For the first time in human history this generation will die five years younger than their parents. Architecture for Humanity has been selected as one of 25 worthy charities for the 2012 Chase American Giving Awards. We'd like your help to bring attention to the need to design healthier, more active communities.

If we can win enough votes by December 4th, we'll be featured on an NBC special and will have an opportunity to talk about this important issue. Additionally we could win up to $1M to transform blighted and neglected spaces across America into active places.

We only have to win our category "Community Builders" to win and are currently in second place. Let's sprint to the finish and help us build change across America

Let's give them five extra years.

1) Watch the video.

2) Then, take just a moment and VOTE BY DECEMBER 4th ON FACEBOOK (AND CHASEGIVING.COM FOR CHASE CUSTOMERS).

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