Classroom in Amatitán

Building Dreams, Shaping Futures: The Heartfelt Story of Our Classroom in Amatitán

Step into the heart of our Amatitán community and witness the powerful narrative of our classroom project. With determination, tequila industry byproducts, and a commitment to education, we've crafted a space where learning takes root, dreams flourish, and futures are forever changed.

In the heart of Amatitán, a community's longing for an additional classroom echoed through the town. Children, eager to learn, were met with a sad reality – not enough room for everyone. Parents faced tough choices, some even sacrificing their jobs to care for their little ones. Among them was Patricia Gama, a cherished member of our CKBG family. Fueled by compassion and the spirit of transformation, we set out on a journey to make a difference.

With the tequila industry's byproducts as our cornerstone, we embarked on crafting an adobe classroom that marries timeless charm with modern sensibilities, all while championing the students' needs and the environment's well-being. But as they say, the path to progress isn't without its hurdles. We faced an uphill battle in the absence of a proper adobe building code in Mexico. Undeterred, we rolled up our sleeves and created not just a code for Amatitán, but a blueprint that could serve as a beacon for sustainable construction across Mexico.

And let's not forget the intricate dance with the stringent construction regulations for schools – a challenge we embraced. Our creation goes beyond bricks and mortar. We sculpted an architectural marvel, rooted in bioconstruction principles. The very rooftops became vessels of innovation, capturing and purifying rainwater for multiple uses. And as we built, we took the time to teach – sharing the significance of water with the eager young minds who will carry this knowledge forward. But the real magic lies not just in the classroom itself, but in the symphony of hearts that rallied around it.

Teachers and parents united, offering their free time and weekends to mold adobes for the classroom. Their dedication is infectious, spreading through the community like wildfire. It's a testament to the values that bind us, reminding us that we're part of something greater than ourselves. In the end, it's not just about a classroom; it's about nurturing dreams and shaping futures. It's about creating a ripple effect of change that resonates through generations. The Komos Foundation is humbled and honored to be a part of this extraordinary journey, where every brick carries the weight of hope and every effort fuels a brighter tomorrow.