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01-Jan-2020


ENSEÑA ECUADOR:

TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

Boy and girl writing at their school desks, with Ensena Ecuador and BIC Corporate Foundation logos

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

 

NGO Name: Enseña Ecuador

Pillar: Fight Against School Dropout 

Location: Ecuador

Funding Period: 2020-2022

 

THE CHALLENGE

According to a government evaluation, less than one-third of Ecuador's public school teachers are able to solve basic math problems, and two-thirds were deficient in reading comprehension. While there is almost 100% matriculation rate for primary schools, only 50% of those children move on to high school, and only 30% attend a university. Furthermore, children who are born in the country's rural areas have (on average) four fewer years of schooling than those born in urban locales. Economically, Ecuadorians in the richest quintile have (on average) eight more years of schooling than those in the poorest quintile.

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Tranform Communities project trains talented and socially motivated university graduates to become teachers for two years in underserved communities. The target populations lives in extreme poverty, and recruited teachers apply their skills to educate students for the purposes of social integration and career readiness. The goal is to train new teachers to become community leaders who bring innovative practices into schools and make meaningful, positive impact on communities in need.

 

 

Photograph: ©Enseña Ecuador