We talk about our educational projects a lot. Our conversations center around a vision for accessible, high-quality, and relevant education in Central and South America.The communities that receive these projects are focal not only in considering the project, but in executing it too. We believe that for any SOS project to be truly successful it has to be proposed, executed, and maintained with the community’s guidance and involvement.
The majority of our projects fall into this category, which focuses on improving a community’s access to education. Creating an accessible environment for learning is the groundwork for ensuring children have the opportunity to attend school.
Once communities are able to access education, the next step is to focus on the quality of that education.
These projects fall into two categories; Personal Wellbeing and Recreation. The former are projects such as kitchens, dining centres, and latrines. The latter are projects such as sports courts, playgrounds, and fences.
These projects are crucial for creating a well rounded educational experience and and for practicing essential skills for healthy personal development.
Our projects impact not only the children attending these schools but also the surrounding community. Therefore we place an importance on encouraging communities to propose projects that reflect their needs after SOS has been involved in their community in the first two types of projects.
These projects can be used by community members during evenings and on weekends, with the intent of increase a community’s overall support for education and ensuring that new opportunities are not limited to those just of school age.