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Donation of chairs, tables, and paint for a Siekopai school

The Raíz Ecuador Foundation supports indigenous education in the Amazon. In the second week of June 2022, we delivered 8 tables and 35 chairs for children to the Intercultural Bilingual School of the Secoya Remolino community, of the Siekopai indigenous nationality. We also provided blue paint for the school. This community is located on the Aguarico River, in Sucumbíos.

We would like to express our gratitude to Pinturas Cóndor for their donation of blue paint, which was used for maintaining the school. We painted the exterior walls.

Aimer Payaguaje, a teacher at the school, received the materials for the school. We also thank our field technician, Yadira Ocoguaje, for managing the logistics and transportation to deliver these materials to the community.

Since the school is a single-teacher school, these materials will allow children to learn in a more appropriate manner by facilitating division into groups according to educational level and age. We are very grateful to the American School of Quito Foundation for facilitating this donation.

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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.