Project Ecuador:   November, 2006 — October, 2011.   


Project Ecuador’s work is complete.  Ecuador has a national lifeguard agency, Rescate Acuatico.  Lifeguards are now public safety professionals.  We are truly grateful for Ecuador’s leaders who took this step forward to continue the aquatic safety program developed by Project Ecuador. 

We are respectful of Ecuador’s sovereign abilities and we have ended the annual Carnival humanitarian missions.  We will remain in close contact with our friends and will be ready to respond if additional help is requested.  Long Beach - Manta Sister Cities will continue to sponsor lifeguards in Ecuador via this established diplomatic channel with Fundacion Salvares.


Photo:  Ecuador Consul General in Los Angeles, Eddie Bedon and Project Ecuador Founder, Paul Dunning