The country of Ecuador has a shortage of engineers and scientists.  To help address that problem, Marin Evening Rotary Club sponsored a project to improve school teachers’ skills in science and math.  The teachers were also taught new teaching techniques using experiments and games, rather than the traditional rote learning.
One hundred twenty-five teachers from 29 elementary schools attended this training program.  These schools are located in a large slum area with over 300,000 people.  By participating the schools committed to changing and improving their teaching techniques.  This project was a huge success with the students, and their parents.  As a result of this pilot project, the Ecuador Ministry of Education is introducing these same techniques into other schools in the country