August Newsletter

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#OurChildren Around the World: Ecuador

In a study by SOS Children’s Villages international, approximately 5.6 million children live in Ecuador, but only one in five children grow up in a household free from neglect or abuse. In efforts to help children and families in Ecuador, Maestro Cares Foundation is supporting Aldeas Infantiles SOS Ecuador by funding the construction of Casa en Comunidad: Maestro Cares House. The interim home for abused, abandoned and neglected children is a temporary placement and care facility for children in a protective state who have been separated from their families. Aldeas Infantiles SOS Ecuador seeks to preserve, improve and strengthen family ties, prevent abandonment and seek the reinsertion of the children or adolescents into their biological families. 
 
Join us this month on our social media platforms as we share more information about Ecuador, and how our affiliate partner Aldeas Infantiles SOS Ecuador is providing ongoing support for children and families in Ecuador during this unprecedented time. 
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Project Update: How Teachers in Peru have made distance learning accesible to all

Since 2015 we have maintained a strategic partnership with MABA, with the goal of providing children with high quality education and resources in Peru. As classrooms have all moved to digital platforms, teachers at Kari Grande in Cusco, Peru have adapted to digital learning and have implemented dynamic and inclusive ways of engaging all students to ensure that no student is left behind.
 
On April 6th, Peru’s Department of Education initiated a national campaign, “Aprendo en Casa,” with the goal of ensuring that every child has access to education through daily programming that is accesible via television, radio and smartphones. Teachers at MABA have implemented the program into their curriculum, and have worked closely with the students to ensure cooperation. MABA has also provided teachers with resources to help them navigate the online classroom by providing online webinars that empower teachers to work with confidence and efficiency.  

While the conditions that children face at home varies per family, teachers are working hard to stay by every student’s side, and ensuring that their right to education is honored.
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We our Supporters

We’re happy to announce the two newest members of our Advisory Network

James Cotto, Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor and Corporate Client Group Director at Morgan Stanley. James joins Maestro Cares Foundation with great dedication and hopes to be able to help our foundation continue to grow.
 
Bianca Bucaram, President and Founder of the Bucaram Public Relations Group, Bianca has been an advocate for our cause and the children we serve with great passion. 

Both are very dedicated to the development of the Latino community and are a great addition to the Maestro Cares Foundation Family. 
Thank you for joining us in Changing Lives and Building Dreams!
 
Interested in joining our Advisory Network? Please contact Massiel Brito.
FJ Pollak/ Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship
Fall 2020 Recipients
Maestro Cares Foundation is happy to announce its Fall 2020 Recipients of the F.J. Pollak/ Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship, which supports students pursuing higher education. 

Daniela Chanchavac is studying Accounting at the Universidad Mariano Galvez de Guatemala. Daniela has grown up at Aldeas Infantiles SOS Guatemala community in San Juan Sacatapéquez, Guatemala. 
 
Jorge Andres Urquijo is studying medicine at the Universidad el Bosque in Bogotá, Colombia. 

Junior Garo is studying Fine Arts at the Altos de Chavón Art School. Junior grew up at Orfanato Niños de Cristo in La Romana, Dominican Republic. 

Nikoly Soto will be studying Political Science at University of Massachusetts, in Boston MA. 

Ruben Jimenes is studying Aviation at the Ecuela de Aviacion del Pacifico in Cali, Colombia. Ruben grew up in Aldeas Infantiles SOS Colombia in Cali, Colombia. 

Sergio Garcia is studying Information Technology at the Universidad Mariano Galvez de Guatemala. He grew up at Aldeas Infantiles SOS Guatemala community in San Juan Sacatapéquez, Guatemala. 

Yerime Parea is studying Engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente in Cali, Colombia. Yerime grew up in the Aldeas Infantiles SOS Colombia community in Cali, Colombia. 

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