Montalvo School is located in downtown Vilcabamba and is the largest school in the Vilcabamba School District. This school is rare in Ecuador because it receives a great deal of help from the government due to the administrator's friendship with government officials and because of its large size (averaging about 450 students). Though the ACF has not contributed much to this school, the students, teachers and administrators always are given ACF-branded T-shirts when we come to town. It was a recipient of one of the original computer systems that were brought to Vilcabamba by Craig from the shipment collected by Co-Founder, Mark Pederson's son as his Eagle Scout Project. The school also provides some high school classes for required special courses available only at this school. The administrator has allowed One World Vilcabamba to conduct their English-Spanish Courses at the school in the afternoons when after classes have been dismissed.
On our 2013 mission trip, we visited Juan Montalvo again and distributed multi-colored T-Shirts.
Terry Minke met-up with one of his favorite students from a previous trip and she greeted him with a very special hug.
A first grade classroom where they use the buddy system to promote cooperation between students to help each other to excel.
The courtyard and playground provides a great assembly area for our reception. Multi-colored t-shirts with ACF Logo were provided to each student.
Craig is led on a school tour by one of the students who was rewarded with an ACF cap for his great job.
Equipment and Supplies Provided by the ACF
A Computer & Monitor
Recent Video of Mission Trip #6
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