After Project Learn Belize –sponsored Literacy Workshops (see below: Teacher to Teacher Exchange: March 2008), teachers from Sacred Heart Primary School in Dangriga, Belize expressed a need for a space for reading instruction outside of the classroom. The current classrooms are not suitable for reading and
literacy instruction because they are noisy, lack privacy, and share walls with other classrooms. There is no existing library for the school. Students from the University of San Francisco Architecture Department partnered with Dr. Geoffrey Dillon, S.J. (director of Project Learn Belize), USF Teacher Education graduate students in Teaching Reading, and faculty and staff from Sacred Heart School to design reading rooms and a library for the school.
This is a slide presentation of the planning process, including the final design.