Intercultural Bilingual Educational program gets funding boost for 2018

A program to teach the culture and languages of indigenous communities to school children in Ecuador will receive an additional $120 million in funding for the 2018 fiscal year. According to indigenous leader Dolores Cacuango the new funding will allow the program, which was first taught in Cayambe, to expand its research, reach more students and to cover more subjects. Currently, the program is offered to 14 different native communities in 18 towns. In total, it reaches 153,000 students, 8,700teachers in 1,762 schools ranging from the elementary to the university level. The purpose of the program, according to Cacuango, is…

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