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  • Chile, Santiago Children's Outreach and School

    Region: Latin America & Caribbean Number: 8343 Type: Primary School
    Country: Chile Contact: Jim Mazurek GPS: -33.507105, -70.762617
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    Start: October 1, 2006 Status: Active

    Project Overview

    The Santiago Children's Ministries Outreach Center will consist of a church/elementary school complex. This ministry is focused on reaching children at risk and their families. The project consists of three phases: Phase 1: a 3-story structure of mostly reinforced concrete and brick. Lower level: bathrooms, office space; middle level: kitchen and dining room; upper level: sanctuary. Phase 2: a three story, Pre K - 6th grade elementary school. Phase 3: an underground parking facility with an athletics field above. Phase 1 should near completion in early 2017.

    In order to build, we need team members to come alongside these efforts. No one should be expected to work alone, and that includes our missionaries in the field. Builders International is in place to come alongside them and be a network of teams and resources to help complete these projects and move them toward greater effectiveness in their area. For this to happen we need more people to pick up a hammer, to make the leap to the other side of the world, and to enjoy the life changing experience of being a part of the team. Sign up now to get away and start your international adventure.

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    Teams Information

    Type of Work
    New Construction
    Max Team Size:
    Per Diem cost (includes food, lodging, in-country transport.) :
    Airport Code:

    Team Housing Address

    Hotel Conde Ansurez Republica 25 Santiago, Chile Hotel website:

    Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport
    Customs/Airport Fees
    Required Vaccinations
    Recommended Vaccinations
    current tetanus
    Advance Visa Required?
    Per Diem cost (includes food, lodging, in-country transport.)
    Internet Availability
    Laundry Facilities Available
    Local dress code (work site)
    Local dress code (church)
    All we ask is for modesty.
    Prohibited Items
    Do note that no plants, seeds, fruit, nuts etc may be brought in.
    Scope of Work
    We are 80% along in our first phase - a three story building comprising locker rooms, offices, kitchen and dining facility, sanctuary with balcony.
    Skilled Labor Needs
    electrical, plumbing, bricklaying, carpentry, welding
    Is there a day of rest and activities?
    Liesure day description.
    Trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, port twin cities. $30 per person.
    Ministry Opportunities
    Team Host
    Jim Mazurek
    In-Country Contact Number
    Construction funds to raise.
    per team, $10- 20,000.00 options to be discussed with Jim

    Core Packing List for all Teams

    Saftey Gear

    eye protection ear protection knee pads, gloves, safety glasses, sun block, jeans are fine. Work boots required. We have hard hats on site.

    Hand Tools

    Each team member should bring a set of personal tools: trowels, strikers, METRIC tape measures, string, line level, torpedo level, pliers, hammer, etc.

    Power Tools

    Do bring: Cordless drill, corded drill. We have on site: cement mixer, welder, table saw, chop saw for brick, miter saw for wood, scaffolding, wheelbarrows, transit, air compressor, small air hammer, drills, Skil worm screw circular saw.

    Tools to Donate to the Project

    We are building a set of Craftsman 19.2 volt tools. Anything in that series is welcome. Tapes, trowels, strikers, etc are also needed.

    Replacement blades and bits

    12 inch circular wood cutting blade 12 inch circular brick cutting blade assorted drill bits for metal, brick and wood. 7.25\" circular saw blade (wood)

    Non-construction items to bring for project

    For the inner city children we minister to: ages 1-12. We can always use: - school supplies - toiletries - toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. - socks, underwear



    Funds Raised
    Project Funds Needed

    As you extend your financial resources to this project, you not only meet the need in this area, but provide great encouragement to the missionaries and people working toward this effort. The effect is widespread. Not only does it make a huge impact on those directly involved, but it ripples out and penetrates deep into the surrounding community. When our hearts are moved together to do something, giving is a natural response. We give of our time, ourselves, our skill, our physical abilities and of our financial resources. In unique cases like this, the dividends are huge and make lasting changes. Thank you for sharing what you've been given!

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    Project Updates

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    • February 21, 2017

    • January 20, 2017

      We are getting close to finishing the upper bond beam on our sanctuary. After that comes the roof! We need construction teams for 2017, 2018. Please come and help us finish this building and move on the Phase Two - the elementary school.

    • January 13, 2017

      Ever wondered how joining a MAPS Construction team will impact the lives you serve and your own live? Watch this video! 

    • November 30, 2016

      Helping complete this project will allow you to make a huge impact on an enormous amount of people!

    • November 17, 2016

      Update from Jim Mazurek from Sept. 23rd.

      We are having a tremendous time with a team of great friends from Del Norte, Ft Collins and Greeley, CO, making amazing progress on the Children's Outreach Center. Thank you Colorado!!

      Estamos en un tiempo tremendo con un grupo de grandes amigos de Del Norte, Ft Collins y Greeley, Colorado, logrando grandes avances en la construccion del centro de ministerios infantiles. Gracias Colorado!

    • November 14, 2016

    • November 14, 2016

      The work that will be needed next is on the inside including bathroom tile, fixtures, kitchen tile, fixtures, electrical, painting, drywall, plumbing, windows and doors. If you have expertise in any of these areas please contact us and we will help you get your team there.

    • August 9, 2016

      Summer, 2016 - With the help of several teams sent by Builders International we have completed the form building, rebar installation and concrete pours for the sanctuary balcony and matching stairwells that take you up there.  The job came out beautifully. Now we are moving up with the remaining walls and getting closer to setting up the roofing structure.

    • September 25, 2014
      We are now on the top level of our three-story, first phase. Much is left to be done handcrafting the rebar and forms for two concrete stairwells leading up to the future balcony. Pray with us that we can complete that work before year's end.
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