Most of the children in South Quito have limited time to commit to school work and learning because they must contribute to their families’ livelihood. We help them excel and stay in school by providing a structured learning environment.
We send dedicated staff and volunteers to the markets several hours a day in order to provide the children with a structured learning environment. In many ways, this is an after school program much like many typical after-school programs. However, what is taken for granted in more developed regions is a luxury for these children. Each day, students receive tutoring and homework help. This is especially important since many of these children come from families that are unable to assist these children in their schooling because the families are illiterate.
Staff also reaches out to the children’s families and schools to make sure that the children are growing up in safe and positive environments, and to ensure that the program is helping the children excel in school.