The Quito Project is an organization of University of Michigan faculty and students of all disciplines, including liberal arts, education, and engineering. We travel to Quito, Ecuador every summer to run a free summer camp for approximately 60 children ages 5-12. Our aim is to improve the education, and well-being in the underserved and politically underrepresented communities of Quito in addition to raising discussions and awareness of the Ecuadorian culture and society at the University of Michigan and beyond.
Our students come from low resource backgrounds and due to their financially destitute situations, we provide our students with two meals a day, hygienic supplies, and school supplies to help give them the tools they need to succeed through education, encourage our students to continue onto higher education, and provide them with some of the basic necessities every human being should have access to.
We are trying to collect school supplies In order to allow our tutors to continue creating fun and engaging lesson plans and to give our students the best experience possible.
We are looking for any school supplies that you may have left over from the school year or if would be willing to donate any new supplies as well. Some suggested supplies to donate include: construction paper, pencils, markers, colored pencils, crayons, glue, lined paper, scissors, books (ages 4-14), rulers, folders, pencil sharpeners, erasers, coloring books, highlighters etc.
But please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and all donations are welcome and appreciated!
The dates of the drive are from April 2nd-April 26th.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Bert's Cafe Entrance of UGLi
North Lobby, Hatcher
1816 East Quad
1500 North Quad
Suite 500, Weiser Hall
1122 Lane Hall
4108 Modern Languages Building
If you are unable to make a donation please still let all of your professors and fellow students know about this drive to help spread the word.