Education

Nutrition Fruition

December 9, 2018

A nutrition project months in the making came to fruition on Nov. 17 in San Clemente, CA. ER staff members have been working with two like-minded organizations on a big project – providing nutritious meals for vulnerable people in Malawi. ER’s Russ Cline shares: “Last Saturday, 121 volunteers gathered in San Clemente, CA to pack […]

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Quito Conference Inspires Teachers

July 23, 2018

Extreme Response is committed to providing educational support to children and adults who come from the struggling communities where we serve. In Quito, Ecuador ER staff identified a critical need to strengthen the teaching skills of our partners who engage with high-risk kids. We launched our first Teaching Conference to meet this need. By Robyn […]

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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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Lighthouse Gets Bathroom Makeovers

October 6, 2017

So many kids, so few bathroom options. That’s been the case for years at God’s Little Lighthouse (GLL), a pre-school that serves the families from local squatter communities. More than once, the situation has led to less-than-hygienic results. No more. Thanks to the hard work of ER staff, volunteers and donors, GLL is getting new […]

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Iris and 100 Years of Jungle Oats

August 15, 2017

(Nov. 16, 2018) We love sharing stories that demonstrate the best of people and organizations. ER partner Living Hope recently posted the story of Iris Winstanley, a 100-year-old of Fish Hoek, South Africa. Read on and be encouraged. By John Thomas, Living Hope This year President Nelson Mandela would have turned a 100 years old […]

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Listening Ears Lead to Joy for Jandry

May 16, 2017

By Robbie Murdoch, Quito Dump Program From the beginning, we struggled with Jandry in our Quito After-School Program. If he did something to get into trouble, he would often compound the problem with rather explosive behavior. He used to shout over any teacher who stopped to correct him. If he was asked to be quiet for a […]

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Summer Fun Wraps Up; School Prep Begins For Recycling Kids

August 10, 2016

 By Robyn Wallace Summer for the impoverished children of Quito, Ecuador often signifies empty homes, endless hours unsupervised, or scavenging for money in the streets through recycling, begging, and selling. Not for the children who attend Extreme Response’s after-school program this summer! Robbie Murdoch, our program coordinator, and his team created a safe, fun, and […]

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Fast Track: Sebastian Learns To Read

June 9, 2016

ER’s Robbie Murdock shares this story about how one boy’s life will be changed forever because of the work that takes in the After-School Program at the Quito Family Resource Center. Sebastian has been part of our after school program since September of 2014 when he started first grade. This year we started to notice […]

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The Comeback Kid

May 30, 2016

Jason left home at a young age, deciding that Manila street life was preferable to living with an abusive and negligent father. He scavenged garbage for recyclers and sold illegally acquired tickets to sporting events and concerts. He had not been to school since he was in fifth grade, but deep down, he had a […]

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Mother’s Day in Qwa Qwa: Pregnant Teens Get Support

April 27, 2016

By Aimee Hurtubise Canadian Aimee Hurtubise is helping to change lives through Ignite South Africa. Extreme Response Canada is pleased to be the sending organization for Aimee. The first time I drove into Qwa Qwa, South Africa, I knew I was home.  I still feel that way 10 years later. Although I have spent half […]

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