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“El Rio provides educational, sporting and environmental projects to positively impact the local community”

Project Co-ordinator:Zary Feeney and Katy Vatis
Location: Buritaca, Colombia
Since 2021


  • Academic Tutoring programme to support and improve the education of children in the local town of Buritaca, Colombia.
  • They provide 16 hours of academic tutoring every week to help children who had no schooling during the pandemic and need to catch up.
  • The programme is supported by local parents and community leaders.

Description of Project

In 2022 El Rio Foundation provided 300 Tutoring sessions across four communities. Excluding holidays and the worst of the rainy season, they provided 24 hours of teaching each week with an average of 17 children attending every session. Overall they had 5,116 attendances on the tutoring programme.

The children improved skills across the board, not only in core subjects like Spanish, Maths and English but also in the soft skills they identified as most important through their community consultation: concentration, team-work, problem solving, empathy, confidence and communication.

For the best introduction to the programme, please click here to see a short video from March 2022.

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Providing educational, sporting and environmental projects to positively impact the local community
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