ICO works with elementary schools in San Antonio to provide school supplies and other necessary resources. This initiative aims to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend school, and that the schools will have the equipment and supplies needed to educate students.
The ICO scholarship program is continually growing from its humble beginning. Although most children are able to make it through the primary grades, education becomes increasingly expensive as students reach middle and high school; which involve student fees, uniforms, and long bus trips because there aren’t any high schools in the villages.
In the devastating landslide of May 2010, one of San Antonio’s two schools was declared unsafe for occupation. As a consequence, over 50 children are being educated in the unfinished basement of a Catholic church. ICO has been working hard to improve this temporary location, and is exploring the possibility of building a new permanent school.