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We support intercultural education in Peru

From “The Beyond Lagartococha project”, part of “The Raíz Ecuador – Caemba Foundation”, we have been supporting access to education for Siekopai (Secoya) children living in the Painkenape and Mañoko communities in the Peruvian Amazon since 2016. That’s why on January 18, 2021, in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, the Basic Pedagogical Competencies Development Course was inaugurated with the aim of promoting Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) in educational institutions in the Torres Causana district in Peru.

We pay the salaries of the two teachers working in the schools of both indigenous communities. We also consistently provide educational materials and support the training of Siekopai teachers.

At the inauguration of the course, authorities from “The Local Educational Management Unit of the Loreto department-UGEL”, as well as from the General Directorate of Education of Loreto-DGP, participated. The course was taught by bilingual intercultural educators from the Bilingual Teacher Training Program of the Peruvian Amazon- FORMABIAP.

Teachers from various indigenous nationalities attended, including Sabino Pacaya, who has supported the training of several Secoya teachers. Pacaya also represented us at the inaugural event. Teachers Gregorio Vásquez and Silvio Macanilla attended on behalf of the Secoya communities of Mañoko and Painkenape.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

Fundación Raíz is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), working with indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, Montubio, and Mestizo groups across Ecuador.

Our projects support various communities: Sionas, Siekopai, Kofan, Chachi, Kechwa, Waorani and Shuar, covering six linguistic families.

Our CAEMBA housing initiative focuses on the Afro-Ecuadorian and Montubio populations in Esmeraldas, addressing challenges of poverty and high crime rates. We commit to equitable treatment, opportunities for all, and the elimination of barriers to participation.

By valuing every voice and fostering community resilience, we aim to create a more inclusive, equitable society.

Our leadership is committed to DEI principles, ensuring our efforts reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and contribute to sustainable development and social justice.


Fundación Raíz está dedicada a la diversidad, equidad e inclusión (DEI), trabajando con grupos indígenas, afroecuatorianos, montubios y mestizos en todo Ecuador.

Nuestros proyectos apoyan a varias comunidades, Sionas, Siekopai, Kofan, Chachi, Kechwa, Waorani y Shuar, cubriendo seis familias lingüísticas. Nuestra iniciativa de vivienda CAEMBA se centra en las poblaciones afroecuatorianas y montubias en Esmeraldas, abordando desafíos de pobreza y altas tasas de criminalidad.

Nos comprometemos a un trato equitativo, oportunidades para todos y la eliminación de barreras para la participación. Valorando cada voz y fomentando la resiliencia comunitaria, aspiramos a crear una sociedad más inclusiva y equitativa.

Nuestro liderazgo está comprometido con los principios de DEI, asegurando que nuestros esfuerzos reflejen la diversidad de las comunidades que servimos y contribuyan al desarrollo sostenible y la justicia social.