Thank you to HOTPCA for making a life-changing difference for two girls, Merci and Laydi. In fall 2009, HOTPCA provided a complete scholarship for two Ecuadorian students, which provides for school tuition, school uniform, and books. Without this scholarship, these girls would probably not have the chance to finish school, as a mere 56% of Ecuadorian women receive their high school diploma.
“One of GAD’s primary objectives is to provide three-year scholarships for young financially underprivileged, yet highly motivated Ecuadorian women so that they can finish their high school education. Working in partnership with Club Kiwanis Chuquiragua in Quito, Ecuador’s scholarship program is one of only a handful worldwide.
The financial assistance that we provide for these young women is vitally needed: a mere 56% of Ecuadorian women receive their high school degree. The scholarship recipients reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the country, including representatives from Afro-Ecuadorian and indigenous communities.
Donations also provide funding for our annual leadership conference of scholarship girls and Camp ALMA (Activism and Leadership for Ambitious Women), a five-day leadership camp giving young women the opportunity to test their potential and gain valuable self-esteem as they take part in rigorous outdoor adventures.”