Macurungo

Macurungo

Macurungo

The Macurungo Center includes a school with a full range of scholastic activities, training activities, workshops, seminars, and support for children living under extreme and distressed conditions (abuse, extreme poverty, etc.). Our efforts are focused on:

  • Developing work programs with the community for the family reintegration of orphaned children, helping them towards self-sustainability
  • Driving funding for scholarships to allow children and young adults living in extreme poverty to attend primary and secondary school
  • Driving funding for university scholarships to allow young adults to attend university and become professionals and foster positive economic development in the country
  • Driving funding for scholarships for vocational training (management, administration, accounting, languages, various manual professions, in accordance with the needs of the local market)
  • Continual activity towards future self-sustainability for ASEM (agricultural land, cultivation, computer business, service center)
  • Traditional dance and theater instruction (a part of the psychological rehabilitation program & job creation)
  • Promotion and development of sports activities (a part of the psychological rehabilitation program)

Current Status

The school year started on January 16th 2012.

The school currently has 36 teachers servicing the needs of 1264 registered students, of which:

  • 854 are attending day classes from grade 1 to grade 7
  • 410 attend evening classes from grade 8 to grade 9

Of the 854 students registered for the day classes:

  • 834 (404 boys and 430 girls) attended until the end of the 2nd quarter
  • 24 students dropped out of school
  • 7 were transferred at the request of their parents
  • 11 students were transferees from other schools.

ASEM Updates

Project Summary

Project Name: Macurungo

Start Date: May, 1993

Current Status: In Progress

Project Description: The Macurungo Center today includes a school with a full range of scholastic activities, training activities, workshops, seminaries, and support for children living in extreme and serious situations.

Milestones:

  • The School is currently comprised of 36 teachers and 1264 registered students.