Provide Emotional Support for Girls in Quito- #38497
By UBECI Administrative Volunteer Team
We at UBECI wish to share our immense gratitude for your continued support of United to Benefit Ecuadorian Children International (UBECI). Through your donations, we have maintained educational and recreational activities for the economically disadvantaged girls of Quito’s markets who make up 60% of the 685 children UBECI works with.
Your help lets us provide workshops on activities regarding Ecuadorian geography, musical education, traditional dance, national symbols, painting, and art, giving the girls the self-belief and inspiration in various fields that can set them on a path to success, girls who would otherwise have been obliged to assist in sustaining their families through market work to participate in truly enjoyable games and projects.
Recently we had a workshop focusing on stregnthening ideas about identity, gender and rights with us reaching 166 girls in a single week.
From the words of our volunteers:
“When volunteering with UBECI you can see the self-confidence it imparts on the girls it helps. They’re always so friendly to come and speak with the volunteers and eager to get involved in the activities, even those historically associated with masculinity, such as football.” - James
To make more of an impact though we need to raise the funds that will allow us to work with psychologists to maximise the social and emotional support we can provide the girls of Quito.
Your continued support plays a crucial role in allowing our volunteers on the ground to maintain our current projects and to extend education, self-confidence and new opportunities to even more children. Our other ongoing microprojects include our “Dental Care and Education Project” and our “Reduce Work Hours for Ecuador's Street Children Project”. Our Dental Care project aims to provide 250 children with dental evaluations and dental toolkits in order to establish positive hygiene habits, while our “Reduce Work Hours for Ecuador's Street Children Project” gives Quito’s market children the opportunity for a childhood whilst building them a foundation for a successful future via various workshops
Thus, we thank you once again for all of your support and hope to continue our partnership.