As we tallied the steps together at the end of the month, the team was elated to find that we had done better than March! In total we had walked 3,567,802 steps and raised enough money to provide the activities that Sonia and Institución Educativa Matecaña had identified would be best for their learners.

“Suave, suave” (careful, careful). The joy on the faces of the students was clear to see as they pulled open the packages and began to play! A 4th grade student could barely contain her excitement, jumping around on the spot and waiting for her turn.

Watching her students play and explore their new items, Sonia chatted away, “This is the first time our students have been able to play with and interact with toys usually found in private schools, the kids are beyond excited to have been able to receive this gift and we are thankful to Ascend Now for having considered our school and invested in their education.”

We know that for us it may not seem like a lot but for the students at Institución Educativa Matecaña it had a different kind of impact. Ascend Now values community and a giving spirit highly in our journey as a business and we are adamant that we must continue to give back to communities who are less fortunate than we are. We thank Institución Educativa Matecaña for trusting in us and can’t wait for next year to see who we can impact next.

Institución Educativa Matecaña

Located in the city of Pereira, Colombia, the Matecaña Educational Institution offers the community two educational levels (preschool and basic) in two complete primary and secondary cycles with an academic modality. They provide comprehensive education with emphasis on the four communication skills and the formation of values such as respect, tolerance, responsibility, love and justice.


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