Volunteer in Ecuador, this is a public kindergarten that offers education, nutrition, health and affection to 220 children from 4 to 6 years old distributed within 8 classrooms. Most of children come from poor families. It is located inside of the Itchimbía Park in Quito’s central area. The most important skill needed to work with these children is patience.
The volunteers have the chance to work with the teachers as an assistant during the classes. On Thursdays and Fridays they will assist the English Teacher and on Monday and Wednesday (this can change each semester), they can assist the Music Teacher, or another subject. Other activities may also include the creation of didactic material, help during meal time, and recreational activities with the children.
Quito Program Includes: Airport reception in Quito City orientation and project briefing with the ABV staff coordinator. Host family accommodations in modern middle class homestay. . 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Program support throughout by ABV local staff. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the countries second largest city with an estimated population of about 2.1 million people. The beautiful, bustling city sits high in the Andes Mountains an altitude over 9000 ft. Quito's Old Town is a wonder with neighborhoods lined with colonial architecture, some of it dating to the mid 1500s when the Spanish founded the city. With its rich cultural treasures, large open plazas surrounded by cathedrals and stately public buildings, Quito has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a place of delicious food, friendly people, wonderful Andean music and colorful marketplaces.
Program Length : From 1 week to 12 weeks. Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: 35-40 hours per week Accommodations: host family Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 18 years, proficient Spanish
Nearly 60% of Quito’s population lives in extreme poverty. These areas often lack such basic services as electricity and running water. Many of the urban poor are migrants from rural areas who come to the city in search of a better life. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for employment. Poverty can lead not only to malnutrition, illness, delinquency, alcoholism and domestic violence, it also worsens environmental contamination.
We offer social welfare programs in Quito, in pre-schools, children's centers, residential orphanages and also medical clinics and hospitals.
Airport reception in Quito City orientation and project briefing with the ABV staff coordinator. Host family accommodations in modern middle class homestay. 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Program support throughout by ABV local staff. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
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