There is a lack of many thinks and often the school has no got enough money for the most necessary things. With your help and donations, we could support the school with educational material, furniture, books, blackboards and electric lighting. But we also could finance some larger projects together:
Since 2018, we are financing a healthy breakfast for the nearly 300 pupils. This breakfast is for many the only real meal for the day. With this support we do not only contribute to the health of the children, we also improve the learning results as it is easier to study without feeling hungry.
At the beginning of 2020 we could win financial means to support the constructions of the long-awaited library. Despite of Corona, the library was opened in August and is seen as a ray of hope during the hard pandemic times. School director Lerry Mendina is very happy to see this project realized and was lending out the first books by himself. Not only the pupils are benefitting from the library, the library is also open to the local community.
Unfortunately, Corona also hit Ecuador very hard and, as everywhere, especially the poor people are suffering. Therefore, we also financed food packages which were distributed to the families around the school.
The year 2021 started with another great project. We are financing the construction of a second floor on top of the existing class rooms. The second floor will provide room for five additional class rooms and ensures that each grade has its own room.