This space is intended to shine the spotlight on the initiatives of Ecuadorian organisations that strive every day in the field to improve the daily lives of this country's inhabitants.
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- creating a synergy between them so they can exchange their respective experiences and optimise their know-how;
- organizing workshops, events, meetings and other forums where NGOs can exchange best practice, pool their experience, improve their skills through training, and in this way build a true network of local grass-roots initiatives;
- conducting audits on their operation, financing, needs, etc.;
- giving advice on project setup, specific funding research and communication;
- making the public aware of their involvement;
- improving their visibility at international scale.
This label is the official seal of the pledge and passion the mediated NGOs bring to their work, their performance and their management of the support they receive.
It is awarded by a commission composed of a team of French members and local auditors specialised in NGO location and study, following a complete audit.
Une Option de Plus has developed its activities in France and offers training programs for the volunteers of the organizations as well as for all interested volunteers of other organizations. We also undertake awareness activities on international solidarity in schools. Furthermore, we participate in various events of the associative life all year long. Watch the video shot during the 2012 Week of Solidarity.
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Several months ago, Funsiba’s residents began practising capoeira with the Groupe Gheto, which has ties with a Brazilian capoeira group. At the beginning of June, Oscar, their teacher, dedicated a class to music. It meant that the residents were able to relax and celebrate everything they share through singing and playing music together.
Over the weekend of June 6-7, the Hogar Para Todos Foundation welcomed two special guests: Silvère et Maëlle, a French couple living in Ecuador for two years, who have created a truly original project: mobile playspaces.
To allow greater access to secondary and higher education for children and adolescents in the poor areas in which it works, "Creando Futuro" (Creating a Future) regularly organizes information and awareness camps. This weekend they invited 25 teens and preteens from the Cabo San Francisco area to a two day camp on the seashore.
In Ecuador, we love queens!This year a resident of the Sin Barreras Foundation was crowned Disability Queen. Congratulations!
In Latin America, turning 15 is a special celebration where the entire family takes part. At Hogar Para Todos foster home, it’s no exception! In June, one boarder celebrated her birthday with everyone in the home—nearly 20 people—who came dressed to impress to celebrate her special day!
In June, the president of the association “Les Amis de Pierre pour Saraguro”, Hubert Humeau, together with his wife Anne-Marie, came to Saraguro. During their stay, the Foundation gathered in General Assembly and elected a new president.
During the school holidays, Jovenes para el Futuro held a two day camp in the mountains of Carilhuairazo. A real breath of fresh air for all those involved! And in August, they will set off once again, for Rio Verde.
Early July, the association Creando Futuro welcomed the Globe Swappers. The Globe Swappers are four young French people who are travelling across 9 different countries for 6 months, to make real the principles of social economy. From Chamanga to Atacames, through Muisne and Cabo, they have discovered the activities of the association Creando Futuro and helped create a website that will soon be online.
The Las Marias association proposed a summer camp week for the children of the women who are its beneficiaries over the July 20-24 period.
Welcomes people with disabilities, generally from low-income families and offer them the opportunity to follow a tailored academic course, receive therapeutic care and professional education.