During the pandemic, education has become a privilege.
Children in many rural areas of Ecuador are quitting school solely because their communities lack the internet access required for remote learning during the pandemic. In this developing nation without adequate health care resources, remote learning may replace classrooms years after students in developed nations have returned to school.
KISTH (Kichwa Institute of Science, Technology, and the Humanities) has one solution ready to put into action. All we need to get started is your enthusiastic support and we will realize our plan.
As the largest network of indigenous professionals in Ecuador, KISTH is going to build an internet connection system for three (3) rural indigenous communities located in three (3) regions of Ecuador.
In the same year, KISTH volunteers will provide students in these communities with training programs in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) with the goal of encouraging them toward careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Education is the key to developing a good future for these students and communities. KISTH is deeply committed to regaining their access to that education.
Please help us through your generous support. Give these students back their right to education through programs led by indigenous STEM role models.
Just $10 provides life-changing support for the education of indigenous children in rural areas of Ecuador. Please donate today!
100% of your donations will be used to provide the internet service for these three communities. We will create a monthly statement of our fiscal and technical management for each community. These statements will include data such as the numbers of users, how donations were spent, photos, videos and more. Statements will be available upon request.
How many families in the three communities will benefit from this program?
Three hundred (300) families in northern Ecuador, two hundred (200) families in central Ecuador and thirty-five (35) families in the Amazon region of Ecuador will benefit from the services of this project, for a total of five hundred and thirty-five (535) families with approximately 2,000 students.
How will we communicate news about our progress to you?
We will post updates here on our Go Fund Me campaign page, on our project website https://kisth.org/wifi/ and also on our KISTH Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Kichwa-Institute-of-Science-Technology-Humanities-KISTH-107073927787728
What if we do not reach our goal of $6000?
The project will not end! We will adapt our project services to the amount raised by lowering the number of beneficiary communities.
How else can you support this innovative solution after you donate?
1. Share this Go Fund Me campaign in your own social media.
2. Talk with friends who share your commitment to educational access.
3. Talk with friends who support a professional career path in STEM for indigenous youth.
4. Partner with us and build alliances.
Want to contact us for more information?
Jessica Morales + 593 979 082 610
Naty Pozo + 593 998 794 260
Sami Cachiguango + 593 999 188 793
Who is the Wichana Foundation and why are they helping us with crowdfunding?
Wichana Foundation was started in 2019 to support independent nonprofit community-based programs in Ecuador that benefit the health, education and culture of community members. The foundation is registered as a 501C3 charity organization in New York. The donations they receive on behalf of their partner programs are tax-deductible in the United States. They raise funds through individual donations, grants and by selling artisanal crafts. Learn more about them at www.wichana.org.
"Internet gratuito para la educación” / Free internet for education
"Internet gratuito en zonas rurales del Ecuador"/Free internet in the rural regions of Ecuador