Latin America News - Schools & Children

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April 25, 2015
Boosting Enrollment at the Expense of Quality in Peru
The administration of Fujimori -- who has been in office since 1990 and is currently seeking a third term -- has built and refurbished public schools, which are equipped with sanitation services and electricity, except in the most remote and sparsely populated areas of the country.
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2015
Bringing Clean Water to Schools in Peru
On Wednesday, Peru’s Country Director, Eduardo Contreras, spoke about the current water and sanitation project being implemented in a school in Cajamarca, Peru. This project fulfills basic health needs by providing clean water and sanitation services for teachers and students. The healthy habits these students learn at school are continuing into every aspect of their lives. Solar rooftop panels on the school heat water for school use, utilizing the area’s natural sustainable resources while cutting costs to the local school and the larger program.
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2013
Identifying pathways to well-managed school sanitation services in low-income countries
This dissertation analyzes case schools in Peru, Belize, and Bangladesh to identify causal pathways to continued (and discontinued) maintenance of school sanitation services post-intervention. A novel method, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, facilitates the evaluation of collective influences and offers multiple models or a "roadmap" of conditions that provide high likelihood for continued maintenance of school sanitation.
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2013
Child Nutrition in Colombia and Guatemala
The Costa Foundation is keen to ensure that children have a decent and healthy education (you can’t educate a dying child). We therefore insist that fresh drinking water is always available at our schools along with adequate sanitation.
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June 20, 2009
URUGUAY: Rural Schools Threatened by Emptying Countryside
A number of the 1,140 rural primary schools attended by a total of 20,000 children in this country of 3.3 million people wedged between Brazil and Argentina appear to be doomed to closure as more and more people move to towns and cities.