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ECUADOR: Students inspired by club

Mary Help of Christians Educational Unit in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Research Club for Scientific Drafting supports and educates youth


(MissionNewswire) The Mary Help of Christians Educational Unit in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, hosts the Research Club for Scientific Drafting. The club supports and educates youth who have an interest in research, and it was founded in 2019 by Elio Ramirez Rubira.

To join, students go through a rigorous selection and training process. Once in the club, members immerse themselves in sharing and exploring topics of social and academic interest. From researching culture to cutting-edge technology and the humanities, the club covers a broad spectrum of knowledge.

A Salesian noted, “A clear example of the contributions of the club is provided by Elián Cifuentes and Carlos Moreira, who have become true pioneers of scientific dissemination. They are using web communication to ensure that the knowledge produced within the club is being sent to a wider audience beyond the institution.”

The club also offers recreation and leisure activities so members can bond with one another. They also attend conferences and debates. Tests are given to prioritize the development of soft skills and promote autonomous learning.

The Salesian said, “Over the years, the club has inspired youth to explore the world of knowledge and research, leaving a lasting mark on the community and opening doors to new opportunities. With a legacy of excellence and commitment, the club looks to the future as a bastion of innovation and discovery. In a world where change is constant, the club continues to light the way to a brighter and more promising future for curious minds eager to learn.”

Salesians provide social development and educational programs across Ecuador to help poor youth gain an education and the skills for later employment. The skills they learn ensure they are able to care for themselves and their families while being contributing members of their communities.

Ecuador is one of the most inequitable societies in the world, according to UNICEF. The richest 20% of the population receives almost 50% of the national income, while the poorest 20% receives only 5%. According to the World Food Program, almost 26% of all children under age 5 have stunted growth, increasing to 31% in rural areas and 47% in Indigenous communities.



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