“LA COROMOTO” SCHOOL
We are a rural elementary school registered with the Venezuela Ministry of Education and the Venezuelan Association of Catholic Schools (AVEC). Most of our 65 students are indigenous children from the Yaruro Tribe, ages between 5 and 12 years old. Access from La Macanilla to the school is only possible by almost 30 miles of dirt roads. Such access gets very difficult during the rainy season. Due to the large distances from where some of our students live, we must function as a boarding school. Since these are highly vulnerable communities, we provide free education, shelter, meals, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, primary health in addition to civic and family values, while respecting and promoting their ancestral culture and traditions.
Also, we have arrangements with other catholic oriented educational institutions in San Fernando, Apure’s capital, for our students that wish to continue with highschool and college.
We consider ourselves a green school as we are environmental sustainable, generating our electricity only via solar panels and provide running water through wind mills.