As we finish 2009, yet more parents have decided that once primary school is over, their children should continue to secondary school, so with our help with utensils and other costs, this dream will become reality in 2010. Many thanks for everyone's support over the years...finally, we are making headway in the desert around Arequipa.
Happy New Year
Greetings. Our schools in Ecuador have begun the new scholastic year well, with new children now heading off to secondary school, and previous kids moving up a grade, which is a great achievment. To start fundraising for next year, I will be embarking on a Charity Challenge this weekend in Guatemala, climbing 4 volcanoes in 6 days, so please, if you can, spare a penny or two to help raise funds for such a good cause.
I have recently just returned from Peru and had many discussions about how to better our secondary school system. At the moment, we supply our secondary school students with the supplies they need for further education. I plan, over the next 2 years, to implement the plan we have trialled in Honduras, where we pay for secondary school teachers to come to the community. It works and it is a highly sustainable way to increase education in these areas.
The new secondary school term started in Peru and all the children have received their necessary utensils to proceed with their education. Exciting times.
2009 sees us expanding into new communities around Arequipa and also in Colca Canyon, so more children to educate and put through secondary school. 2008 saw many children graduate to secondary school in our projects and with us supplying the needed utensils, they can move onwards an upwards.
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