It's About Children

It's About Children raises funds to provide scholarships for qualified local colegio students whose families have difficulty affording access to public education in Cotacachi.

Mission

To create a better future for the underprivileged youth of Cotacachi by providing them the opportunity for high school education and empowering them to become role models for subsequent generations.

Goals


• Increase the number of high school graduates in Cotacachi
• Generate environmental awareness among Cotacachi´s youth
• Create future leaders and role models for the Cotacachi community
• Instill cultural pride in the youth of Cotacachi

http://www.itsaboutchildren.org/tag/cotacachi-scholarship/

ABOUT US >

Wichana Foundation was started in the fall of 2019 by Peter Bernstein, Sarah Cox and Urku Deborah May to support community-based programs in Ecuador that benefit the health, education and culture of community members. We raise funds through individual donations, grants and by selling artisanal crafts. 

CURRENT PARTNER PROJECTS

Mojandita Curubi Centro de Salud, a rural health clinic just outside of Otavalo  

Muyumi Kanki Kichwa Cultural Center, an indigenous-led organization in Cotacachi focusing on the revitalization of  Kichwa culture and language

K'allam'p, an indigenous-led project working to educate rural indigenous communities on sustainable farming techniques, nutrition and other public health issues. 

It’s About Children, a volunteer-based scholarship organization dedicated to the education of underprivileged youth in Cotacachi. 

Place of Hope, a volunteer organization providing breakfast and food delivery to hundreds of the poorest elders of Cotacachi and the surrounding communities.

Siona Community of Cuyabeno fundraiser for emergency food and medicine for indigenous people in the Amazon region of Ecuador 

The Wichana Foundation is a US tax-exempt organization (501(c)(3)) so contributions are tax deductible as permitted by applicable law.

CONTACT >

T: 917-273-0360 

E: info@wichana.org

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