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chile

chile

ICCM Chile began in 1986. ICCM operates 5 study centers in Chile. ICCM study centers provide warm, home-cooked nutritious meals, interactive Bible lessons, fellowship and games, homework assistance, and the chance to develop and use their talents and gifts. Children learn to play instruments, sing and perform choreography and excel in drama. Loving, caring ICCM staff provide a stable, encouraging environment where children find a safe place to grow and reach their God-given potential. The study centers help motivate and encourage the pursuit of higher education. Many ICCM alumni, who never thought university would be a possibility, are now professionals who are eager to help the next generation become leaders as well. Since the government of Chile provides public education, sponsored children do not have to pay school fees. However, sponsorship support helps with uniforms, books, backpacks and supplies.

stories from chile

facts about chile

Languages: Spanish 99.5% (official), English 10.2%, Indigenous 1% (Total more than 100% as some gave more than one answer 2012)

Religions: Roman Catholic 66.7%, Evangelical or Protestant 16.4%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 1%, other 3.4%, none 11.5%, unspecified 1.1% (2012 est.)

Population: 16,204,486 (July 2017)

Median Age: 34.4 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 97.5%, Male: 97.6%, Female: 97.4% (2015 est.)

School life expectancy: Total: 16 years, Male: 16 years, Female: 17 years (2015)

Percentage below poverty level 14.4% (2013 est.)