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”.

 

Accomodation:

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.


Activities:

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.


Requirement:

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?
Terminal:
International Airport: Aeropuerto Marsical Sucre
Domestic Airport:


Others:

2.370,00 EUR (6 MTS)

 3.500,00 EUR  (12 MTS)