As a 2012, 58 million children worldwide of primary school age were not attending school. When children are not given the opportunity to receive a proper education, their chances of a better life are extremely dismal. When children are not properly educated, they only become a factor in contributing to the cycles of global poverty. The education problem in rural Colombia faces extreme challenges as 52% or approximately 6 million of children do not finish secondary school. The illiteracy rate is 15%, three times the national Colombia average.
Moreover, the quality of rural education is impacted by a lack of resources, poor infrastructure and the armed conflict
La Violeta School project
In partnership with Dalhousie school and Tropical Corner bar restaurant in Calgary , we have equipped la Violeta elementary School with furniture for reading corners, 25 fully equipped computers with internet access, an elaborate playground and gym and school supplies.