EDUCO in Bolivia
In the slums of La Paz, poverty and poor living conditions are significant challenges for children, who often suffer from maltreatment, discrimination, and preventable disease.
Many schools are not equipped with the facilities or educational resources needed to guarantee a quality education, and many children end up dropping out of school to help their families.
In addition to poor quality education, other factors such as access to healthcare, child labor, and malnutrition hinder children's full development.
Educo has worked in Bolivia since 2009, implementing projects directly and through local partners in La Paz, Chuquisaca, Tarija, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Pando and Beni.