Chaka Sucúa

Chaka Sucúa project provides comprehensive educational support to economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Basic General Education at the Julio Padilla Educational Unit in the Sucúa canton during the school year (September – June).

The main objective is to reduce school dropout and absenteeism in the upper basic level by directly supporting adolescents to improve their quality of life and become role models within their communities.

This project emerged in response to statistics from the institution, indicating that 12% of students drop out each year. The main causes include poor academic performance, emotional problems, pedagogical and methodological factors, economic situation, and early pregnancy. For adolescents, the result frustrates their life project, leading to a life of difficulties, falling into addictions, and increasing premature pregnancies. According to the Ministry of Education, the highest school dropout rate in Ecuador is in Morona Santiago at 12.42%.


The activities carried out by the Chaka Sucúa project from Monday to Friday for 3 hours include:

  • Nutritious lunch.
  • Academic support.
  • Teaching and practicing values.

On the other hand, academic support for this group of young people is crucial because some of them have Spanish as their second language, as they speak Kichwa. The exams for entering higher education are limited to Spanish, putting them at a clear disadvantage due to the language barrier.

In addition to academic support, it’s important to mention that within the project, we aim to ensure that young people interested in continuing their higher education can connect with institutes or universities according to their interests. So far, 15 young people have graduated from high school, and several have successfully continued their studies.

How to help

You can support the Chaka Sucúa project in ensuring a child’s overall well-being in a community as if you were part of their family. This support can be:

  • Donation of school uniforms and shoes.
  • Donations of school supplies or technological tools.
  • Food.
  • Clothing; can be used (in good condition).
  • Computers or electronic devices.

You can also make monetary donations in USD by sponsoring one of the children. To be part of the “Sponsor a Child” initiative, you can choose from the following options:

Donation #1

$ 115
  • For a month's transportation for the children.

Donation #2

$ 70
  • For a month's food for a child.

Donation #3

$ 70
  • For a child's educational materials for a year.

Donation #4

$ 200
  • For uniforms (daily and physical education + shoes) for a child for a year.

Donation #5

$ 70
  • For a child's school supplies for a year.

Donation #6

$ 🙂
  • Voluntary contribution for the support of youth education.

Want to visit ?

This is also about you. It’s an opportunity to break from routine and have a new adventure, where you’ll have the chance to make new friends and do something productive for others. There are many options to support these young people; get in touch with FAP, and it will be a pleasure to provide more information.

If you want to donate...

Thank you for considering donating! Your generosity makes a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most. To streamline the donation process, we have enabled a secure payment link that you can use to make your contribution quickly and easily.

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We appreciate your generosity and commitment to the well-being of the community. Every donation counts and makes a difference!

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