At the ARP Education Program, our mission is to provide the necessary material, financial and technical resources to schools and communities so they can tackle obstacles by building on their own strengths, their unique identities and by carrying-out their own educational projects.
As a corollary, we believe that sustainable support must draw from the resources already present inside Ecuador through collaboration, and exchange. This sets us apart from organizations which perpetuate a colonial dependence solely on international models and expertise. The cities are teeming with highly capable Ecuadorian professionals in education, child-development, social work and psychology who are often unable to get involved in rural projects because of the presence of international, temporary and often inexperienced, volunteers.
While the Education Program no longer accepts international volunteers for local assistance, we welcome our committed international partners to show their support for a sustainable Education Program anchored in capacity-building and in-country network-building by sponsoring our initiatives and promoting international understanding.
Find out more about how ARP is Supporting School Communities.