Teaching & Community Work in Ecuador
The colonial Spanish influences are evident throughout the country, particularly in the stunning cities of Quito and Cuenca, but once you step out of the cities and into the villages you will get to experience the Native American cultures that still flourish in the Amazon basin. Volunteering placements in Ecuador provide a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of the children in Ecuador and giving them the ability to speak English will transform their lives.
Ecuador offers the opportunity to either work in a primary or secondary school. Many of the schools only have basic facilities, but some better equipped private schools are also included in the programme. Volunteers will assist teachers in the classroom, teach their own subjects and help to organise extra-curricular activities, such as sports, music and art.
Our caring and community placements involve working with children in care who have physical or learning difficulties and street children. Volunteers will be based in a state school for children with disabilities and will help with teaching, caring, gym, dance, art and anything else the children want them to do! If volunteers are working with street children, they will be involved with teaching, helping with homework, art and writing a newsletter. In Quito there is also the opportunity to volunteer at a social NGO providing rehabilitation therapies and special education for children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and other associated disabilities (intellectual, visual, auditory, multi-challenges) and in need of general support.
Minimum age: 18
Departs: Sep or Feb (5 months)
For applicants from the UK, we have a bursary schemes available for volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
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