Ecuador [2010]

Chismaute, Ecuador

Project fully funded.

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that for our 2010 project, a new school in Ecuador, has been completed!

Within this Ecuadorian community, only 10% of children go on to secondary school and the male literacy rate is 70% whereas female literacy is only 40%. By building a school here we are helping to bridge this gender disparity.

As Aung San Suu Kyi asserts,

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.

This project took place in the Chimborazo province, which has a large population of indigenous people, and although many children have access to primary education – they often leave school early. By improving the quality of the education for the children in the area, our hope is that better retention rates will follow.

The construction for the classroom in Ecuador started in July 2010 and finished in January 2011. We are thrilled that as soon as the doors were opened there was a full class of students eager to learn. Thank you to everyone that contributed!


Related posts:

  • Chismaute Spring ’10 Report
  • Ecuador School is Under Construction
  • Chismaute Spring ’11 Report
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