This project has been financed and supported by the Junta de Castilla y León and the Spanish NGO Cooperación Internacional; and has an execution period ending in October 2016.
The project’s zone of intervention is Cotacachi, a county located in the northern Ecuadorian province of Imbabura, and it seeks to directly benefit 1,603 citizens among them indigenous children, authorities, teachers, and parents, as well as 34 Intercultural Bilingual Schools (EIB in Spanish acronym), public institutions, and communitarian networks.
Its work plan proposes three main components: schools’ premises and facilities adaptation; schools’ strengthening at institutional and academic levels, the latter considering the provision of specialized training for teachers in teaching methodologies aiming at improving the quality of education offered in the classrooms; and an awareness-raising process on children’s education rights targeting the educative community integrated by teachers, parents, and students.
This initiative is aligned to the Educative Policy’s purpose of fostering Intercultural Bilingual Schools, as well as the Cotacachi’s Educative Coordination action lines in pursuit of the same goal. Thus, for the implementation of its components, the participation of all Cotacachi’s educative community is required.