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Old Posted Aug 31, 2018, 3:13 PM
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From 1946 to 2010, the Toirac building was the flagship building on our campus. Named after Florentino Toirac, the founder of the school that would later become STEP, it was beautifully designed and carefully constructed. For 64 years it housed both classrooms and offices for the administration.

But after terror struck in the form of an earthquake on January 12, 2010, the building sustained significant damage and parts of it came tumbling to the ground – killing one student in the process.

After much prayer and many discussions, a design for a permanent replacement was developed. Finally, 6 years after the earthquake struck, in early 2016 ground was broken on a new Academic Building that would hold nine classrooms and 24 offices, bringing both students and the administration back together in the same building again.

In January 2017, construction began on Phase 2 of the project which includes finishing the exterior and completing all interior work (plumbing, electrical, tiling, windows, doors, etc) to make things move-in ready.

As of early August 2017, the building is projected to be ready to move in by the middle of the month. However, funds are still needed to install a computer network, fully furnish the building and to finish constructing a retaining wall that will protect the building from the hill behind it.

We thank you for continuing to pray for the realization of these projects to the glory of God.

If you would like to partner with us to help get this building finished and ready to use, click here:


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