Program Details

School In Tocagón- Cielo Azul

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

  • Location: Tocagón, Ecuador

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 volunteers are hosted by local families during the week. The families offer a simple life and food usually cooked on the open fire. Although mos of them do not own a water heater or laundry services the volunteers will be able to use a flat in downtown Otavalo which is open on Wednesdays and weekends for washing clothes and for taking a hot shower.

Every Friday there is a meeting with all the volunteers and the coordination team of CIELO AZUL for planning and resolving problems. Normally the volunteers are visited four times a year directly in his or her project, or more times if necessary more times. Every three months we have a meeting in our office with all the mentors of the volunteers for interchange and cooperaion.


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 162 students and classes with about 20 students.


They are open to all profiles. It´s an advantage to speak good Spanish because the local people often speak Kichwa 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 it´s changing a lot. Volunteers have to go in contact with the people and integrate their selves in their communities. Sharing food or activities with the family and the teachers can open doors. It´s important to have a good condition (because of the altitude) and to be a strong and independent person who likes the nature and to enter into a simple life (the next shops and internet coffees are in Otavalo).

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


2.370,00 EUR (6 MTS)

 3.500,00 EUR  (12 MTS)