behalf of the Gender and Development (GAD) Committee of Peace Corps
Ecuador, we would like to invite your support in our annual raffle,
proceeds for which help further educational opportunities for
Ecuadorian high school girls and support other GAD activities.
of GAD's primary objectives is to provide three-year scholarships for
young financially underprivileged, yet highly motivated Ecuadorian
women so that they can finish their high school education. Working in
partnership with Club Kiwanis Chuquiragua in Quito, Ecuador's
scholarship program is one of only a handful worldwide.
financial assistance that we provide for these young women is vitally
needed: a mere 56% of Ecuadorian women receive their high school
degree. The scholarship recipients reflect the rich ethnic diversity of
the country, including representatives from Afro-Ecuadorian and
This year's raffle, scheduled for July 17, 2007, will help to provide
scholarships for around 80 young women, as well as funding for our
annual leadership conference of scholarship girls and Camp ALMA
(Activism and Leadership for Ambitious Women), a five-day leadership
camp giving young women the opportunity to test their potential and
gain valuable self-esteem as they take part in rigorous outdoor
Prizes for the raffle include one round-trip plane ticket good for
travel between Ecuador and the continental United States, as well as
other prizes such as gift certificates to restaurants and hotels. Each
ticket costs only $1.50. If you buy 100 tickets, you will automatically
sponsor a woman's education for a full year and become a member of the
GAD 100-Club, receiving a photograph and information regarding the
young woman whom you are sponsoring.
Donations are tax deductible!! There are several ways to donate:
We encourage you to donate on-line through the Friends of Ecuador
website. Log on to www.friendsofecuador.org and click on Donate to make
a donation to the GAD raffle.
2. Checks can be made to: Club
Kiwanis Chuquiragua Please write GAD Rifa in the Memo of the check and
mail to: Attn: GAD. Casilla 17-08-8624. Cuerpo de Paz/Ecuador. Quito,
Ecuador. South America.