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San Antonio Education Initiative

We work with the elementary schools in the region to provide school supplies and equipment. We try to ensure that every child will have the opportunity to attend school, and that the schools will have the equipment and supplies they need.

Our scholarship program, which started small, is growing each year. Although most children can 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 every day, as there is no senior high school in the villages. 

One of San Antonio’s two schools was declared unsafe after the devastating landslide of May 2010,  which killed 26 people and destroyed 75 homes. Now, more than 500 children are being educated in the half-finished basement of the Catholic church. We have been working hard to help improve this temporary location, and are also exploring the possibilities of building a new permanent school. 

Working hard in San Antonio

  San Antonio Palopo
Guatemala

ICO Initiatives

September 17, 2014
ICO’s Instruments4Africa provides opportunities to underprivileged children in Mali, one of Africa's poorest countries, to get an education and reach their potential. Building on Mali’s rich artistic culture, children receive performing arts training, and are part of a performing arts troupe guided by professional dance and music teachers.