Mosaic Supports Communities Through School Improvements
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Mosaic Supports Communities Through School Improvements

March 29, 2016   |   ShareThis

At Mosaic, we strive to be a thoughtful and engaged neighbor in the communities where we live, work and raise our families. Supporting our local schools is one important way we contribute to the strength and vibrancy of our communities, and help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.

Here are some recent examples of the school improvement projects Mosaic has pledged to support:

PJ Gillen School – Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

Mosaic is helping support infrastructure improvements at PJ Gillen School in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

The grant enabled the purchase of lockers for every student, library upgrades with new shelving and a circulation desk, as well as a complete upgrade to the gymnasium with new flooring, removal of carpet from walls, painting, upgrades to washrooms and storage rooms and structural upgrades to the mezzanine.

Recently, students and teachers welcomed the entire community in to see the transformation.

Langenburg School – Langenburg, Saskatchewan

The staff and students at Langenburg School clapped and cheered at the surprise announcement of a Mosaic grant for the town’s new school.

Construction of the school is almost complete, and Mosaic was invited to join in a celebration of the partnership with the Langenburg and District School project.

The grant will help outfit the new Practical Applied Arts Lab, which will allow students to learn skills in the trades. The remaining funds will go towards purchasing new playground equipment and outdoor fitness area.

Zolfo Springs Elementary – Hardee County, Florida

Mosaic teamed up with the Zolfo Springs Parent Teacher Organization to provide more than 600 students in grades K-5 with a state-of-the-art playground constructed of durable, recyclable materials that can provide a wide range of climbing and sliding activities for roughly 90 students at a time.

School officials say the purpose of installing the new playground equipment is to inspire and instill a love of play, while at the same time increasing students’ physical fitness, overall happiness, health and chances for academic success.

“Active play helps the student community build social skills and confidence while playing together,” said Principal Melanie Henderson. “Additionally, playground interaction provides activities for cognitive development (which are) linked to students’ academic performance.”

West Elementary – DeSoto County, Florida

Thanks to Mosaic’s support, students at West Elementary in DeSoto County, Florida have a new STEAM lab. Innovative programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math will be taught in the new classroom.

Firmino Alves Barreto Municipal School – Rondonópolis, Brazil

In partnership with the city of Rondonópolis, The Mosaic Institute supported the renovation of the Firmino Alves Barreto Municipal School.

The official ceremony was held at the school and attended by Education Secretary Ana Carla Luz, Mayor Percival Santos Muniz, Mosaic Country Manager Floris Bielders, Mosaic Operations Director Elias Alves, and Rondonópolis Plant Coordinator, Leandro Joaquim. Students and their families also took part in the ceremony.

The Mosaic Institute has invested in upgrading all school facilities, including the roof, restrooms, plumbing and paint. These improvements helped create a more positive learning environment for nearly 400 children and teens.

The Mosaic Villages Project – Alwar and Mewat Districts, India

As part of The Mosaic Villages Project in India, Mosaic funded school renovations for 12 schools in Alwar, Mewat and Sonipat—including adding sanitation facilities (separate for boys and girls), safe drinking water systems, and a school kitchen. Over 3,000 students have benefited, and the Government Middle School in Dungran Shahzadpur won two recent awards related to the improvements.