Reconstruction of the School in Playa Prieta
Holy Family Educational Center is a primary and secondary school in Playa Prieta, Ecuador, directed by the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother. On April 16, after a week of intense flooding in Playa Prieta, a terrible earthquake devastated the country. The main building of the school, which also included the Servant Sisters’ house, collapsed altogether. One sister and five postulants lost their lives. (Click here for more information.)
The earthquake reduced the main school building and everything inside to rubble. Here is a list of the damaged areas:
- On the ground floor: the Student Chapel, the administration office, and the woodshop classroom
- On the first floor: the computer lab and the sewing workshop
- On the second floor: the residence for the Sisters and postulants
- On the third floor: the residence for volunteers who come to help
The rest of the buildings have been demolished because they were in very dangerous conditions.
Little by little, we were able to rebuild our school, thanks to the help of so many generous benefactors. If you want to know more about what is going on in our school now, click the latest news article below.