Where are we now
We began the construction this year and it is already showing beneficial results. It is divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 included a contention wall, urban gardens, stairs, ramps, and trees. With the contention wall, the community now meets one of Sedapal's requirements (the city's water and sewage company) for installing pipes in the area.
Phase 2 was completed this year with funding from Avina and UN Habitat. This includes playground equipment, solar luminaires, and a graywater filter. We used cyclopean paving to make the most of the materials and avoid unnecessary costs. The luminaire also helps to mitigate insecurity in the area, as it works when there are power outages.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
70% funding already raised
50% expertise already found
60% materials / equipment already found
40% builders already found
Finance: € 9,347
With your support, we will be able to finish the project in 2023 with the 3rd phase. This includes bleachers, a ramp, and cyclopean concrete paving. Although the project is advanced and functional, implementing the third phase is of great importance, as it provides a consolidated and quality public space for the community. This space will allow the development of new and more activities for recreation, meetings and organization. Specialized workshops will also be held for the community on the use of urban gardens, self-care/self-esteem, community work and finances. This will contribute to the empowerment of the community.
- 300 bags of cement and aggregates
- Machinery rental (excavator and mixer)
- Vegetation: ornamental plants and vegetables
- Transportation of materials
- Transportation of personnel and volunteers
- 4 specialized workshop specialists
- complementary risk work insurance (SCTR)
The project is implemented by volunteers and by the Mirador II community's implementation team. In this sense, we provide training for the correct construction and maintenance of the space. We need expertise in technical matters regarding the maintenance of materials, construction techniques with recycled and sustainable materials, and the use and construction of planters. In this way, we will not only be completing a beneficial project for the area, but we will also be strengthening the community's capacities.
Design participatory workshop
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Stuff: Equipment & tools, Materials
The project needs donations of cement and aggregates for the structures and rest areas, vegetation for the planters and urban gardens, and tools for construction. In this way, we will be able to accelerate the implementation process of the work, as this is one of the points that takes the longest to obtain and finance. On the construction tools side, we will be able to guarantee the safety of the builders by providing them with the necessary equipment for their work in dignified and safe conditions.
El Óvalo implementation
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The project needs construction and hourly volunteers. With the help of construction volunteers, we will be able to speed up the implementation of the project and optimize execution times. With hourly volunteers, we will be able to conduct specialized workshops for the community. Support can be provided from an area of expertise aligned with the person's career. For example, architects can provide design training, psychologists can conduct emotional workshops, etc. This project also provides an opportunity for volunteers, as they will be in constant contact with partners and organizations working in Pamplona.
Volunteers, team members and community
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