Teaching English in Ecuador – School Supplies Needed!

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Hi family and friends! In October, I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador to volunteer. I will be teaching English in schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods. I will be teaching students between the ages of 3-12 in a class size of 15-35.

In Ecuador, low-income families can’t afford English classes which impacts their ability to secure well-paid and stable jobs. There are numerous factors that lead to children in Ecuador not being adequately educated, including but not limited to: poverty, and quality of education.

Poverty plays a critical role in students’ lives and affects their access to resources as well as their mental health. For instance, unfortunately, 50% of children live in poor households without access to drinking water, sanitation, or healthcare. Although primary school in Ecuador is free, parents still have high costs related to uniforms and English textbooks. Children from poor families (mostly Afro-Ecuadorian and indigenous) are often forced to work to support their families instead of attending school. Many girls are also forced to drop out of school because a) some families still believe that education is not necessary for girls and b) early pregnancies.

The quality of education is very poor in urban areas where teachers are expected to teach in a class size of 50-60 students. The lack of infrastructure, shortage of teachers, and small classrooms prevent the quality of education to increase.

Some concerning facts about the education system in Ecuador:

  • Adult illiteracy rate : 8% - 11%
  • 9 out of 10 children under 6 years old don’t have access to preschool /daycare
  • 1 out of 10 children repeats first grade
  • 1 out of 3 children fails to complete primary education
  • In rural areas: 5 out of 10 single-teacher schools lack electricity, and 9 out of 10 are without telephone access or other means of communication

Any donations made here will help schools with the following items:

□ Stickers

□ Stamps

□ Posters

□ Balloons

□ Notebooks

□ Chalk

□ Paper

□ Pencils

□ Pens

□ Markers

□ Board markers, erasers

□ Children’s songs CD


Thank you so much for your support!


To read more about education in Ecuador, or Ecuador in general, please visit: http://uis.unesco.org/en/country/ec?theme=education-and-literacy.

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  • Deema Kharuf
  • Donated on Aug 02, 2022
  • Such an amazing initiative! Can't wait to hear about your experiences!

$25.00
  • Quelani Penland
  • Donated on Aug 02, 2022
  • We loved Ecuador when we visited several years ago. Hope you will love it too. Happy to support this project! - Q & R

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2022
$20.00

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18 donors
  • Deema Kharuf
  • Donated on Aug 02, 2022
  • Such an amazing initiative! Can't wait to hear about your experiences!

$25.00
  • Quelani Penland
  • Donated on Aug 02, 2022
  • We loved Ecuador when we visited several years ago. Hope you will love it too. Happy to support this project! - Q & R

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2022
$20.00
  • Reshma Pendleton
  • Donated on Jul 26, 2022
  • Atiya I am so proud of you!!!!! Watching you grow into this amazing young lady is a testament to you and to and parents!!!!!! I hope my little girls end up like you... And... Are Harry Potter junkies 🤣

$150.00
  • Samreen Haque
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2022
$45.00
  • Kylie Robison
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2022
  • Good luck Atiya! :)

$25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2022
  • proud of you for doing big things 🫶🏼

$50.00
  • Kelsey Larsen
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2022
$25.00
  • Qirat Khan
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2022
$50.00
  • Latif Ahmed
  • Donated on Jul 18, 2022
  • Great initiative Atiya!

$40.00
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US$745.00
raised of $500.00 goal
149% Funded
18 Donors