Programs

UBECI currently runs three main programs along with our four campaigns.  Our programs bring education, recreation, and opportunity to at-risk street children, child laborers, and other children who are isolated from mainstream life in and around Quito, Ecuador. We provide support to children and their families in order to ensure that every child has a chance at a better life.

UBECI programs are designed to have a positive impact in multiple areas of street children´s lives. Our comprehensive approach to improving quality of life among the children includes the following goals:

  • Reduce the work hours of the children
  • Teach the children academic and social skills needed to succeed as adults
  • Teach basic hygiene and nutrition
  • Provide basic medical care
  • Encourage the families to enroll their children in local schools and track their progress so they complete primary and secondary studies and eventually enroll in universities
  • Provide academic assistance including homework help and tutoring
  • Promote positive self-esteem and self-worth
  • Provide love, care and affection to children