WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A few Purdue students are making an impact thousands of miles away from West Lafayette.
Their focus: building an education center in Ecuador.
Team Ecuador kicked off in 2012 as part of the nonprofit EPICS program at Purdue. The student-led project is focusing on building an education center in Lumbisí, Ecuador.
Team supervisor Brandon Fulk said while challenges have arisen, his team is destined for success.
“The main goal is to collaborate with stakeholders in the community, provide an opportunity for education not only for youth,” Fulk said. “The immediate target audience is 3- to 5-year-olds — but also for the community.”
Once completed, the center will include classrooms, a library, a balcony with a garden and handicap accessibility to the second story — all of which will be open to the community.
As far as construction costs, students have been fundraising and crowdfunding.
Project manager Charlie Stiens has been on Team …