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Children Ecuador Charity Profile
Children of Ecuador is a is a non-profit organization created to raise the level of education of Ecuadorian children. This program was founded in 1999 as Genesis Volunteer Program with the mission of offering free education to the children most in need. These children have no chance of being educated and without education they have no future. In Ecuador only 60% of children go to school. Of those 60% only 20% finish their education. The children who most benefit from this program are living in very poor conditions. They come from families who have no money, with one or no parents. Their parents work as shoe shiners or selling candy and cannot pay for their children’s education, and therefore the children forsake their education, their future, in order to make a living. Thanks to CE Volunteer Program and its volunteers, during the last five years this reality has drastically changed in Bahia de Caraquez.
For each volunteer’s participation one child has the opportunity to study free for three months.
Children Ecuador Volunteer Information
I started the Genesis Volunteer Program in 1999, when I saw that there were backpackers coming to Bahia de Caraquez looking for volunteer work to do. We have received wonderful, caring volunteers from all over the world including: New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Gales, South Africa, Canada and the United States.
Volunteering through the Genesis Volunteer Program was a joyous experience all round.Working with the kids was incredibly rewarding.The program is run flawlessly and I feel so fortunate to have found the organization.It is easy to see why Vladir receives repeat volunteers year after year.Truly, it is the perfect opportunity to embrace a different culture, learn Spanish, and teach English.Nothing will ever compare to my experience volunteering in Bahia de Caraquez.
All aspects of the program surpassed my expectations.Living with my host family, teaching the children, acquainting myself with the city, meeting new friends, and learning Spanish, I did not want my time there to come to an end.The city is beautiful, safe, clean, and charming, and the people could not be more welcoming and friendly.I feel lucky to have fallen upon such a pleasant place in the world inhabited with extraordinary people.The schools and children, who are delightful and eager to learn, will inspire you. I highly recommend volunteering through the GVP.
Children Ecuador Donation Information
The children of Ecuador lack access to regular, high-quality education.Without education, their options in life are narrow.A good education will widen their horizons, giving them the opportunity to improve their own and their families´ lives.By sponsoring a child, you are providing this opportunity.The Genesis School provides many things that other schools in Ecuador are unable to offer:small class sizes; classes in English, computers, and art; and a warm and spacious environment.By donating to Genesis, you are giving directly to a community that needs your help and can use it effectively.
As a sponsor, you will receive letters and pictures from the child whose education is being made possible by you.You will have regular reports on the child’s progress, so that you can see the difference you are making all year.