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Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PAE-23: Community Service Hours

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Diego Gabela
Head of Admissions
Biology
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The number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
83,848

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
5,953

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:
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Students pick a Nonprofit of their choice from a list of 50 Non-profits that the University has pre-approved. These non-profit put them in contact with real, ongoing social problems in Ecuador. They have to complete 80 hours in order to pass the class. There are 2 ways to complete the required hours. First, they can strictly adhere to work under the requirements of the Non-Profit. An example is Habitat for Humanity in which students have to build homes. The second way they can help the nonprofit is by working on a special project that will be worth at maximum 30 hours. Students can apply their area of study or skills in order to create a project that must endure in time and has a scope. One example is a student whom developed a learning game and left a written manual for teachers on how to use the game and apply learning lessons. Every 5 to 8 students out of 25 students decide to pursue this initiative. This comes up to 60,000 hours of volunteering. Additionally the community work amounted to 23,848 hours of volunteering.

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