About this project
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First step/ aim achieved- minimum refurbishment.
We need to reach this amount in order to start with the arquitectural budget to start refurbishing Moas.
Second step/aim reached.
Second step/aim reached We need to reach this amount to get to the next step in our project to continuing refurbising Moas.
Our final and expected aim.
To cover the whole cost of the refurbishment.
|Total||£ 74,851||£ 108,118|
Due to the project’s growth and the need to maximise resources and logistics, Semente Compostela has initiated the legal, technical, and administrative procedures required to start the purchase of a larger property better suited for:
Concentrating all the school's proposals in a single space, thus meeting the conditions for their optimal development.
Welcoming all children from both Pre-school Education (2 to 6 years old) and Primary Education (6 to 12 years old) in order for all to come together in a single space.
Increasing student intake capacity to meet the growing demand for Pre-school Education.
Increasing the range of activities aimed at all Compostela citizens, especially training and social activities.
This property is located at Moas de Baixo number 19, in the municipality of Santiago de Compostela.
We need a bigger space to accommodate all teaching cycles from 2 to 12 years old, including potential after-school activities that could contribute to balance work and family life.
MOAS has a building of almost 600sq spread over 3 floors, with the possibility of a 50% extension.
We need the outside space to facilitate nature-based education, whereby children learn environmental values through interaction within the natural environment.
MOAS also has a 3500sq forest with autochthonous species of special interest for our revitalisation project and is, besides, located in a rural area.
3.How to get there .
The location of the new school has been our priority and is, therefore, easily accessible from Compostela by foot, bicycle and / or public transport. MOAS is in the parish of Vidám, in Compostela, which is at 30 minutes walking distance from the city centre. There are other options combining public transport with walking, and we are also looking into having our own school transport system.
Semente Compostela is a non-profit grassroots project advocating for accessible education in Galician for all families. Hence the need to have a supportive community around us that takes part in activities organised to raise funds.
The local success of Semente has led us to look for a new place to increase vacancy numbers from nursery to primary school.
Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.
WHAT DO WE NEED.
The property was bought with a €285,000 loan provided by credit cooperative Coop57. The loan covered the acquisition of the property as well as taxing and refurbishment project design expenses. However, it is not enough to cover the renovation costs which is why further €130,000 are needed to carry this out.
Why this is important
Semente Compostela relies financially on activist work and monthly fees from community supporters. Some of these supporters do not make use of our school services but believe that teaching must be provided in Galician through a transformative pedagogy that understands the school as an integral part of society. Our pedagogical approach responds to working-class interests by ensuring a democratic teaching and learning process that educates children to be critical citizens. Since 2011, all Semente activities have been conducted in the language of our people, Galician, facilitating its acquisition, preservation, and consolidation.
Semente Compostela is made up by 7 members of staff and working committees in which 70 families partake. We are a community of collaborators, activists, and people who adhere to the project and who defend that Galician is an indispensable part of our culture, our history, and our future. Semente Compostela schools are a feminist space founded on a transforming pedagogy that understands the school as an integral part of society; responding to working-class interests by ensuring a democratic teaching and learning process that educates children to be critical citizens.