On September 19, 2021, the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on the Canary Island of La Palma. For 85 long days, the lava did not stop spreading through several municipalities on the island, causing the evacuation of more than 7,000 people and damages worth almost one billion euros.
Three of the facilities damaged by the advance of the volcano have been schools unit.
School Unit of Todoque
True to our principle of supporting children and youth, from Rotary Canarias we have joined forces with the 10 Rotary clubs of the archipelago and, with the support of the Rotary district 2201 and the Humanitarian Foundation of Spanish Rotarians, we launched the project « ROTARY EDUCATIONAL CENTER IN LA PALMA» with the aim of building a school to replace one or more of the unitary schools destroyed by the eruption.
For its construction, we have the support and commitment of the Government of the Canary Islands, who will provide the land and equipment.
(Commitment of the President of the Government of the Canary islands with the School of Rotary in La Palma)
Rotary will take care of managing the work and raising the necessary funds, through multiple events and donations from Rotarians, clubs, citizens and companies from around the world that are joining this project, in a wave of solidarity rarely view.
The Technical Manager of the project is Juan Diego Mayordomo, Rotary and Pastpresident of the Rotary Club of South Tenerife.
His project calls for the construction of modular facilities surrounding a central plaza, in a format reminiscent of the Rotary wheel.
The presentation of the architectural project is expected in the near future.