Category Archives for "School Events"

Morales Chupa Pre School November Update

On November 15th a small group of expats visited our indigenous pre-school.  This school has taken a long time to complete and my Ecuador Project Hope has finished what we wanted to accomplish. The children were having their breakfast when we appeared without notice.  The table for their meals was  made and donated by a […]

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The Joy Of Christmas Shoes

A special donation was made from a family living in Paris to purchase 85 pairs of shoes for our young pre-school children under the age of 5.  The teachers sent us a list of names and shoe size for the boys and girls. On December 20, 21 and 22 my expat friends of Ecuador Project […]

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Agualongo Preschool Teachers

Chachimbiro Thermal Springs … with Agualongo Preschool Teachers by Jennifer Phillips-Rios We had the opportunity to take the Agualongo Preschool Teachers to the magnificent Chachimbiro Hot Springs last week. It is a place they have only heard of and have never been! Chachimbiro Hot Springs are located just a little over an hour away from […]

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Agualongo Christmas Party

Many thanks to Videographer – Yoko Nishi and Video Editor – Geoff Lawrence for sharing their creativity in this video. The Celebration of Feliz Navidad began with little angels, shepherds and an indigenous King and Queen. Imagine 30 children, all between the ages of 3 and 4 entertaining us with song and dance. It was […]

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What In The World Is A Minga?

The word “Minga” comes from the Quechua. Andean communities called the collective farm labor a service for the general welfare of the group. Minga is a working system used since the Inca times as a community service system. This system is very similar to the “barn raising” in the United States. People helping people as […]

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Cotacachi School Progress – WOW!

New Happenings At Our Cotacachi School April 2010 I have not visited the school since July of 2009 – and all I can say is WOW. My good friends Jack and Eileen from Florida transported 3 boxes of school supplies in their container that was headed for Cotacachi and arrived last December. My trip this […]

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The Awesome Power Of One…

Do You Believe In The Power Of One Person? How my vacation in Cotacachi, Ecuador turned into a humanitarian journey in the spring of 2007 and continues… My indigenous guide suggested that I visit a school just outside of Cotacachi. As we entered the community small children converged on the car from all directions. We […]

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