M. Fieweger (verantwortlich), verfasst vor einem Tag
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Intag, Cotacachi County’s subtropical region, is located in northwestern Ecuador, in Imbabura province. Some 16,000 people live here, most of them farmers with small and medium-size farms. The region contains parts of two of the planet’s 25 most important hotspots, biological regions characterized by exceptional biodiversity and high rates of endemic species, and facing serious threats.
Except for a few exceptions, the quality of education children and young people receive in the region’s primary and secondary schools leaves much to be desired. Most young people leave Intag to continue their studies after grade school, due to the narrow offerings in the high schools here. In addition, absenteeism by teachers, recent graduate of teaching institutes, is rampant and makes a quality education impossible. Finally, until recently, there was no way for young people to continue post-secondary studies while remaining in the area. Now they can enroll in university distance-study programs, if they have access to Internet. The Casa Palabra y Pueblo provides that service, and we facilitate the connectivity of Intag’s grass roots organizations and local governments.
However, given the quality of education in Intag, children see learning as a boring obligation. With the early childhood learning center (Ludoteca), we will implement a series of activities the children will enjoy and that will stimulate learning and serve to enrich the existing formal education system. This will be a space where boy and girls will play and stimulate their minds. Indeed, we have already launched the Reader/Theater Circles and summer activities which feature reading activities and educational field trips through which the children enjoy themselves while learning.
The Fundación Casa Palabra y Pueblo is a series of projects all designed to promote education and communication in Intag