Our foundation has been collaborating with private individuals and groups who are working to collect new and used donated laptops for students in Cotacachi's communities.

Few indigenous students living in our remote rural communities have had access to public education since the beginning of the pandemic.

Those fortunate enough to have internet access usually rely on old inadequate cell phones to learn remotely. Many students have given up in frustration, leaving them far behind in their studies.


One of the projects working to gather laptops and bring them to Cotacachi was initiated by school teacher Mollie Kelleher of Colorado. She hopes to provide El Cercado students with fifty donated laptops. She is working on a team with the community president, Pedro Fernandez and expats Fred Hosea and Urku Deborah May.

Contact: kelleher_mary@svvsd.org for information about where to send donated new or used laptops in the United States. Contact wichanafoundation@gmail.com for information about where to send donated new or used laptops in Ecuador. To make US tax deductible donations to Cyber Cercado, click Donate Now (above right) and select Cyber Cercado from the options menu. Or come by the foundation office next to La Cuadra in Central Cotacachi any Saturday 9-1 and 2-5 to drop off a laptop or a donation. Thank you!

These photos are captures from Mollie Kelleher's PowerPoint slide presentation. You can view it and share it using this link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSdGFNSA5mrKNMFNJtXOo2tRKcRw1YEZEu4UwaUYNIwdo4cSiR3Jfydjf9OO53jR5s0Jkeu7DsltlS1/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.gc774757191_0_0