Ecuador, a small, oil-producing country in the Andean region of South America, has experienced ten years of political and economic instability. Although elementary school enrollment rate is 97%, the quality of education in Ecuador is one of the lowest in Latin America and the number of students who graduate from high school (boys and girls) is very low.
What we do
Save the Children continues to work in the country to ensure children enjoy their right to education, that they are protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation, and that their voices are heard.
Master’s program on child rights
Save the Children Canada supports a network of eight universities in the region in the realization of a Master’s Program in Children’s Rights. 120 students have graduated from this program to date from the Poly-technique University of Quito. These young professionals are now occupying important positions in non-profit organizations and government agencies. Children throughout the continent are benefiting from improved local and national policies and higher quality programs that respond to their needs and the needs of their families.
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