In late 2016, the north of Peru was devastated by flooding, landslides, and mud flows. Nearly 2,500 schools were damaged or destroyed. In April of 2017, using a participatory approach with the community and local architect, we designed, a Temporary Learning Center in Huamba Baja, Ancash Region, Peru. I project managed and led construction for the TLC using only locally sourced building materials from the community in order to involve those affected by the disaster in construction and future maintenance. At a cost of 500 dollars and built in 5 days with 6 people, 28 students got back to school at a critical time in the early months of recovery.