Quito Child Development Center

David’s Journey: From Dump Diaper Duty to President of Linguava Interpreters

August 10, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications “‘The secret to living is giving’. That concept has really impacted my heart.” – David Brackett While in his early twenties, David Brackett traveled thousands of miles to change the diapers of infants and work in the Quito Dump Daycare. Diaper duty wasn’t highlighted in his short-term volunteer job description, but […]

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Celebrating ER’s Child Center Relocation

March 6, 2017

In March 2016, ER was told by local authorities we needed to move the Daycare out of the Quito Dump to comply with new safety regulations. While this wasn’t in our plans, we embraced the challenge and found a new location, which turned out to be even better for the kids. One year later, we […]

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Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

September 14, 2016

Written By Dawn Carnill Caro was born just days after our daycare center opened in the Quito garbage dump. Her mother had been working there since she was a child herself– gleaning things she could use and mining for recyclables to sell. Caro’s two older sisters spent their toddler and preschool years with their mother […]

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The Nine-Year-Old Who Didn’t Know the Alphabet

February 24, 2016

  Joel Loja’s parents spend much of their lives in the garbage digging out recyclables in order to eke out a living. It’s a tough life that requires families to focus on surviving each day. Joel was one of the first babies to enter the Quito Dump Daycare, now called the Child Development Center (CDC), […]

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