Rainforest Scholarship Program
We have long
recognized that the indigenous communities in Ecuador are not passive recipients of aid, but want to actively
participate to support their families, their culture, and their dreams. AlliancExchange’s work has been to develop
projects, to provide scholarships, to support ecotourism, to sanction cultural exchange and to maintain the belief
that we are more alike than we are different.
With the support of the Association of Ecuadorians in New England, AENI in the Spring of 2007, we launched the
Rainforest Scholars program to assist children seeking secondary education outside their remote rainforest villages
with the hope that they will return to maintain their stewardship of the rainforest and to foster their
Six students under the age of 18 received scholarships to support their higher education goals through
funding from AENI in 2007. AlliancExchange awarded additional scholarships to six adult students in the
Since then, the Rainforest Scholars program has doubled in size with the
funding of 12 additional students supported by organizations, individual donors and other fundraising efforts of
At the same time AlliancExchange is expanding its School Supplies programs to elementary schools and to other
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if that works better for you. Of course, donations of any amount will be gladly accepted and very much
appreciated by AlliancExchange and the people of Ecuador.