About the Program
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Each summer, dedicated volunteers teach a rigorous curriculum of Math, English, and computer skills for three to seven weeks to prepare disadvantaged students in Ecuador’s rural highlands to attend high school. Their task is to fill in the gaps left by understaffed and under-resourced primary schools, and so the summer curriculum condenses several years’ material into just several short weeks.
Students that master the basics enough to succeed in high school pass the program, and will receive a full scholarship to cover their matriculation fees, books, uniforms and school supplies, as well as year-round academic support, eliminating the nearly $200 in school fees that makes secondary schooling unaffordable for most rural families.