INST497 will be hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the Rural Ecuador Development Initiative (REDI) and the Global Awareness Project (GAP). REDI is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes education development in rural coastal Ecuador. REDI is currently building an addition on a rural two room school in coastal Ecuador. REDI will be partnering with GAP, the USI International Studies student organization, in order to raise funds for the completion of this project. The silent auction will include a guitar, gift certificates to local businesses, art, international arts and crafts, and many other items. Proceeds will benefit REDI and GAP.