We are a group of students from schools in Quito, Ecuador who are aware of the privileges of our education; Our project, Beyond Lagartococha aims to support and improve the education of the Secoya indigenous community, an ethnic minority with only 700 people in Ecuador and 1,500 in Peru.
TWO SCHOOLS AND COUNTING!
sINCE THE START OF BEYOND LAGARTOCOCHA, WE HAVE BUILT TWO SCHOOLS WHICH WE MAINTAIN WITH FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND DONATIONS.
MAÑOCO fOUNDED IN 2016 THIS WAS OUR FIRST PROJECT AND THE REASON WHY BEYOND LAGARTOCOCHA STARTED. WITH THE HELP OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF PERU, WE WERE ABLE TO BUILD A SCHOOL CLASSROOM, WHERE TODAY 10 INDIGENOUS KIDS RECEIVE PROPER EDUCATION THAT ENCOURAGES THEM TO LEARN ABOUT THE MODERN WORLD AND AT THE SAME TIME MOTIVATES THEM TO LEARN ANCESTRAL HISTORY. IN THIS SCHOOL, KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WRITE POEMS AND STORIES IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE AS WELL AS LEARNING THE BASIC GRAMMAR OF SPANISH.
Mañoco is a small Secoya settlement located in Peru. It lies across the border with Ecuador on the banks of the lagartococha river. Around eight families live here and they are dedicated to hunting, fishing, agriculture and crafts.
This seemed like a big problem, considering that everyone has the right and the need for an education.
WE SAW THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE THAT EXISTS IN THE ACCESS THAT THEY HAVE TO EDUCATION COMPARED TO US, SO WE FELT THAT IT WAS AN OBLIGATION TO HELP THEM HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE.
THE BEYOND LAGARTOCOCHA PROJECTWAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 2015
with themain objective of providing the children of the Mañoko community with the education they deserve.
WE HAVE RAISED MONEY THROUG FUNDRAISING EVENTS TU SUPPORT THE SCHOOL WE MADE IN THE COMMUNITY
WE CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF THIS COMMUNITY