The project is part of the foundation Cielo Azul . The foundation works in different communities around Otavalo (30.000 people) with indigenous people in their rural schools. At the moment there are 11 schools cooperating with Cielo Azul”.
The volunteer will live in a local family in the community during the week. The family offers a simple life and food, most of the families don’t have hot water neither laundry and sometimes they cook on the open fire. Because of this situation we have a flat in the center of Otavalo and it’s open on Wednesdays and weekends for washing the clothes and for taking a hot shower.
The Project is a school in the rural surrounding of Otavalo. In the afternoon they offer different workshops. Depending on the volunteers’ skills, s/he can participate there too. The school has 166 students with classes with about 20-30 students.
We generally are open to all profiles. It’s an advantage to speak good Spanish because the local people often speak Quechua and you don’t learn a lot of Spanish in the family. They have to be very flexible and adaptable because in the schools they normally don’t have a good management and a lot of things are changing constantly. Volunteers have to get in contact with the people and integrate themselves into the community. Sharing food or activities with the family and the teachers can open doors.
How to get there?
International Airport: Aeropuerto Marsical Sucre
2.370,00 EUR (6 MTS)
3.500,00 EUR (12 MTS)