ENSEÑA ECUADOR: TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: Enseña Ecuador
According to a government evaluation, less than one-third of Ecuador's public school teachers are able to solve basic math problems, and two-thirds were deficient in reading comprehension. While there is almost 100% matriculation rate for primary schools, only 50% of those children move on to high school, and only 30% attend a university. Furthermore, children who are born in the country's rural areas have (on average) four fewer years of schooling than those born in urban locales. Economically, Ecuadorians in the richest quintile have (on average) eight more years of schooling than those in the poorest quintile.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Tranform Communities project trains talented and socially motivated university graduates to become teachers for two years in underserved communities. The target populations lives in extreme poverty, and recruited teachers apply their skills to educate students for the purposes of social integration and career readiness. The goal is to train new teachers to become community leaders who bring innovative practices into schools and make meaningful, positive impact on communities in need.
Photograph: ©Enseña Ecuador