Educational Access

2018 Bike Ride Scheduled for June 23

April 19, 2018

ER Canada will be hosting its third group bike ride in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. “Cycling 2 Change Lives” will take place on Saturday, June 23. “We are offering a choice of three bike routes – a 10k or 30k trail ride or a 50k road ride,” said ride coordinator Ron Erauw. Registration details will be announced […]

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Quito Kids: Stronger Families Via Education

February 6, 2018

By Daniel Lopez, Quito Child Development Center Last fall we began creating greater engagement with the families of the children who attend the Quito Child Development Center (CDC). We received instruction from a professional in initial (early childhood) education who provided advice to both our teachers and the parents. The training also helped us evaluate […]

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Interns and Short-Term Volunteers Thrive

January 8, 2018

Gapper Thrives in South Africa ER volunteer Shelby Watson discovered the benefits  of taking a “gap year” between high school and college to volunteer to help kids and experience adventure at the same time. “I found out about the Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The […]

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JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

November 15, 2017

By Amy Townsend, South Africa Dream Centre Amy and Ron Townsend oversee ER Africa’s South Africa Dream Center (DC). Here, Amy shares this heartfelt update about JT, a young student who attends our after-school program. At the beginning of this school year, he was going into grade 2 and didn’t recognize the alphabet. He couldn’t write […]

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Single Mother Fights for Kids’ Education

October 29, 2017

Jim Schutz and his wife, Tony Kay, are directors of Nuevos Amigos, an ER partner and fully accredited school for children ages 4-13 in Quito, Ecuador. Here Jim shares the story of a mother who was determined to ensure her children receive a quality education. When Silva Fiallos Vera’s husband left her in late 2016, […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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1,000 School Packs to the Rescue

September 6, 2017

School Packs to the Rescue: Keeping Vulnerable Kids in School! There is a serious problem in many developing nations. Children drop out of school because their families cannot afford school supplies and uniforms. This lack of education practically guarantees a lifetime of poverty and a lack of hope. We have a plan to solve this […]

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ER Welcomes Partners in South Africa

August 7, 2017

Extreme Response’s reach in South Africa is expanding, thanks to the addition of two new partners: Jabulani Africa (JAM) and MCM in South Africa. JAM is located in Llandudno, a suburb of Cape Town. Its mission is to train young leaders. It also welcomes short- and long-term volunteers and teams. To contact JAM, email to: info@jamafrica.co.za. MCM serves […]

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Scholarship Fund Delivers Priceless Payoffs

July 28, 2017

By Amy Townsend, ER Dream Centre Three years ago, Olivia Hoppen from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, traveled to South Africa with a team to serve ER’s South African partners. God’s Little Lighthouse greatly benefited from their work, which included painting and spending time with the children. As the team left, Olivia remembers thinking she […]

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ER Volunteer Scores Awesome Grant

April 6, 2017

Mikayla Bridges is going to have an exciting summer in South Africa thanks largely to a grant from Clemson University. The Clemson student was awarded a $3,000 Educational Enrichment Travel Grant in order to serve at ER’s Dream Centre located near CapeTown. The grant will cover her travel and living expenses. Congratulations Mikayla! “We couldn’t […]

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