For over 30 years Yachana Foundation has seen that more hands on learning aids entices students to want to learn. Large-scale physical aids give students the opportunity to use their sensory abilities to enhance the learning by being able to touch, feel, a real engine cutaway. Your contribution to the Recycled Chevy Truck Project will assure that students in our Agricultural Education curriculum will be better prepare in the mechanical systems needed to sustain the agriculture industry.
Yachana recognizes that basic mechanical training can help reverse generations of poverty, promote environmental awareness, and help the students act as stewards of Ecuador's rainforest. In the Amazon region today's agricultural education needs not only to teach students about agriculture, food and natural resources but also mechanics. Through these subjects, a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology will also be addressed.
This 1956 Chevy truck doesn't work but it is a cool machine. If we can pay a machine shop to use a laser cutter to cut "windows" in the cylinders, the transmission, gear box, etc. we can have a cutaway engine to enable students to easily make the transition from a theoretical to practical understanding of an engine. The didactic engine will allow each student to perform hands-on procedures in this living classroom. The students will learn the Anatomy, Troubleshooting, and Basic Maintenance.
We need at least $2,000 to get it dismantled, cut and rebuilt for display. Your contribution will provide a great 3-dimensional instructional aid for a small engine coarse! With this class, graduates will be better prepared to enable local communities to break out of current economic poverty. The Return-on-Investment for this small project is a huge enabler for growing the future leaders that will be capable of moving their communities toward sustainable development in the Ecuadorian Amazon.