Ecuador Project. Because education should be a right!

Caluqui– an indigenous primary school in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains

Caluqui is a small Andean village 2800m above the sea , in the Imbabura region of Ecuador.

Education is a privilege for a few. At the age of 10, the children are responsible for siblings, cooking and working in the fields.

How it all started

In 2009 a former ESF Student, Lisa Levi, spent a year volunteering within the programme of the Swiss organisation called „Cielo Azul“. She organised various projects to benefit the childrenWith the help of ESF, she was able to realise several of these ideas.

In Spring 2010, ESF financed a playground for Caluqui‘s School.

Scholarship program

Primary education in Ecuador is until 6th grade. Many children would want to continue their education, many are enthusiastic and have the ability. Unfortunately, the expenses cannot be met by most parents. “Cielo Azul” set up an “education fund” which provides 6-year-scholarships for children to start their secondary education. By the end of school year 2011-2012, ESF had collected enough money to provide scholarships for 5 pupils. In the school year 2012-2013 with the support of Eurhope (ECB) 7 more students were granted a scholarship.

Since then, every school year ESF has enabled  6th graders of Caluqui to enter “colegio”.

(Timeline picture created by Joao Maio)


Over the years we have received generous support from various groups.

2011-2012 Ferrero provided us with chocolate  that students could send as a gift to a friend for a donation.

Since 2011 many different group of students have organised and donated money raised from bake sales.

2012  The ESF Primary school donated part of their spring fair profits.

2012 Teachers donated money raised through serenading the students at Christmas time.

Since 2012  the additional funds raised from the sale of school diaries were donated.

2013 Eurhope (ECB) paid for 7 scholarships.

Students donate bottles and the deposit on them is collected as a donation.

Our goal at ESF is continue to give children  access to secondary education. For this we need your help.

How can you help?

You can either make a donation or organise a fundraising activity in conjunction with the Secondary School. New ideas are always welcome.

1 student, six years - 600 €

one year - 100€

one day - 55 cents

Give the children of Caluqui a better future. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!





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