News and photos from Ecuador in 2017
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Classes with the little ones
In the playground
Phoenix teacher Nancy and her class.
The school is back up and running with nine grades and 100 children walking in each day from four different mountain communities: Urcusiqui, Muenala, Huayrapungo and Achapallas – many walking up to two hours each way. We plan to add at least one more Phoenix teacher over the coming months as we chip away at getting one teacher per class – it is currently one teacher for two grades.
Welcoming in the new school year
Cleaning the playground for the new term
Parents meeting before term starts
The school year comes to a close; re-opening again in September.
The final exams draw near!
Studying hard before the final exams
Zoila and her crew
Bright colourful classrooms
Local Phoenix teacher Nancy's class.
The Seven Continent Charity Challenge #3 got underway in Guatemala on 22nd March, summiting Volcano Tajumulco, the highest point in Central America. The British Ambassador to Honduras, Carolyn Davidson, joined in the fun! Events are due to be held around the world this year, including Ecuador, to raise money for sustainable income plans.
Zoila and some of her class (es!).
The teachers in Urcusiqui - currently one teacher for two grades.
Teachers meeting to discuss sustainable plans with the aim to add four new Phoenix teachers and regular income for up to 50 families.