Before any construction commences, communities agree to a regular maintenance standard and schedule. Classrooms are cleaned, swept and mopped regularly. Walls are brushed and wiped down. Small repairs and replacements are made at the community level. Our communities are empowered to take care of their own school buildings.
Regular check-ins at our schools are critical to informing our model. Each year, our coalition partners have one scheduled and one unannounced drop-in visit. This ensures that we see the building at its best and when no one expects it! We want to see how wear-and-tear, regular school days, and typical school traffic affects our buildings. Our coalition partners then send us reports on these buildings, maintenance and community efforts.
All of these ensure our third value is met: Coafrica builds schools for longevity.