old Soviet movie theater (which we’re converting into a youth sports center as part of my secondary Peace Corps project)
This is pretty similar to a big project I did for my secondary project, except at first glance, I think our starting place was worse. My school was in the possession of a large room that had once been used for woodworking classes, but had been abandoned. It had cement floors, cement walls, was poorly lit, unpainted. We turned it into a multi-purpose room that could be used for school meetings, concerts, a place where the kids could play when it was cold out, and a place to watch educational movies. (The Bulgarian government had given every school a laptop and a projector for this purpose, but my school didn’t have an appropriate place to set it up, since our classrooms didn’t have screens.) The grant we got from USAID paid for paint and linoleum and new lights, but also a stereo and art supplies.
It was awesome. :D