The sons and daughters of the poorest of the poor do not have the means to attend high school and escape their systemic poverty. The purpose of the Bolivia Education Foundation is to set up Casas de Educación to make it possible for these teenagers to succesfully attend high school, find a job and become part of the middle class.
A Casa de Educación provides,
- School + sports uniforms
- School supplies + study books
- A kitchen to serve 2 nutritional meals, breakfast + lunch
- A dining room
- A supervised study space
To enter the program, students must be recommended in writing by a teacher, priest, community leader, or a person in authority. Students sign an agreement that they understand this special opportunity and the obligation to cooperate in the program. This is renewed annually.
An example of an institutional kitchen
This would make for a good study room. Now we need tables & chairs!