Balerio Estacio is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Guayaquil in Ecuador. It is a slum with no proper roads or houses. Many children live in families with social problems and are confronted daily with violence and poverty. If the children and young people do not get access to education they will face a life on the street.
Around 200 children between 5 and 18 years of age visit the small school „Reino Unido“ every day. On weekends, adults who did not complete school can improve their level of education.
This school is one of the few places where the kids can feel safe. During the rain season, it often happens that the children seek shelter in the school building and stay overnight. The school also tries to provide food for the children.