Program Details

Working Boys Center: Centro Del Muchacho Trabajador (CMT)

  • Start Date 2017-01-17
  • End Date: 2018-01-16

  • Location: Quito; Cotocollao (north of Quito) and La Marín (historic center)

Working Boys Center (Centro Muchacho Trabajador) provides education and technical training to working street children and their families.

This organization was founded by retired Catholic priests over 45 years ago. It is extremely well structured with great staff. The center has served over 3,000 families and is one of the most known organizations in Latin America. In Quito there are two centers: one in the historical center and the bigger one in the north of Quito


In the CMT in the North of Quito there is a big volunteer house. Every year there are volunteers from the USA (ages 22-25) who also do long term volunteering and stay at this house. If you live at the center there are reflections on Tuesdays after dinner with the “padres y madres”. You will have a private room with a private bathroom. There is internet in the house and you have 3 daily meals at the center (you can also make your own food if you want).


Basic education (high school degree) for all members of the family, but while allowing the children to maintain their jobs on the street (selling gum, shining shoes, etc.). Then, once they get the high school diploma, they can specialize in a variety of subjects from mechanics to sewing to carpentry.


Very Good level of English and spanish, hardworking, proactive.

How to get there?
International Airport: Aeropuerto Marsical Sucre
Domestic Airport:


2.370,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.500,00 EUR (12 MTS)