|Travelers meet the students of the Quel Quel Rural School.||
"We've been to perhaps 30 school visits, but this was far an away the best. Perhaps the main reason was the amount of time we had to interact with the students."
Thelma Harley & Robert Kukla—Frisco, Texas
Quel Quel Rural School
Partner since: 2010
Total donated: $23,895
The Quel Quel Rural School serves to educate and feed a group of 18 children—ages 6-12—who live in this rural community near Castro, the capital of the Chiloé Island. The school is free to attend, and receives some support from the Chilean government. We began partnering with this school in 2010, and have been assisting with several projects at the school that were started by members of the community, but had stalled due to lack of funds.
One such project was the school's fogon, a gathering space built around a bonfire pit, used for traditional celebrations, community workshops, and children's birthdays. Our funding has assisted construction of the fogon's walls and floors, installation of water and electrical lines, and furnishing the structure with benches and dishes. We have also renovated the playground and soccer field, and created a computer work center.
School in session:
Year-round, with vacation period from mid-December through mid-March
Gifts to bring if you're visiting:
- Pens and pencils