The Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Público-Damaso Laberge (IESTP-DL) in Indiana, Peru is a professional training institution in the health (nursing) and agricultural sectors, and an important partner of NWB. One of the main objectives of the IESTP-DL is to offer academic and professional training accessible to low-income students living in remote communities in the Peruvian Amazon. To house these students during the school year, the IESTP-DL only had a wooden shack in a very bad condition, where about twenty resident students shared a few narrow rooms, slept on boards without mattresses and had no sanitation facilities. The project therefore stems from the pressing need for an improvement in the living conditions of the students.
In addition, since 2014, the IESTP-DL annually hosts several groups of cooperants supported by NWB. The groups resided in tents set up in an IESTP-DL class. Therefore, an improvement in the conditions of reception of the cooperants was desired.