Infrastructure Optimization (LED)

This  project  is  a  one-time  intervention  aiming  to  partly  renovate  selected  buildings of  some  of  the  LED  partner  schools.  Thus,  the  project  is  part  of  a  long-term cooperation  with  the  schools,  ensuring  that  the  buildings  are  not  only  renovated, but that they are also used in a better and more efficient way. A lot of school  buildings are of inferior quality in terms of heating efficiency. The costs for keeping them warm in winter are unreasonably high. Together with the schools, the most urgent needs for an improvement of the heating efficiency has been  identified.  Balancing  the  costs  and  effect,  the  renovation  will  focus  on measures  that  bring  the  best  improvements  for  the  resources  invested.  Instead  of a  full  renovation  of  only  one  school  building,  the  project  will  support  several schools. However, the limited funds made it necessary to focus on a small number of schools.

Some  of  the  project  beneficiary  schools  are  teaching  construction  occupations such  as  plasterer,  carpenter  or  electrician.  Whenever  possible,  the  work  will  be done  by  advanced  students  together  with  the  instructors  of  these  profiles.  It  will enclose  a  learning  exercise  for  the  students  and  instructors  as  well  as  a  reduction of  the  construction  costs.  However  all  work  done  will  be  supervised  by  an externally contracted supervisor in order to ensure the quality.
Country Republic of Moldova
Cooperation Partners Ministry of Education (ME); Floresti Vocational School, Cupcini Vocational School nr.1, Cahul Vocational School nr.1, Lyceum “Pro Success”.
Project outcome The objective of the project is to improve the infrastructure of some of the best performing partner schools of LED.
Project outputs
  1. The buildings are warmer so that they can fulfill their purpose better.
  2. The VET schools have an opportunity for hands-on practical training.
  3. The heating costs of the schools are reduced considerably
Duration 01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012
Project budget ~235'000 € (308,000 CHF)