Program Details

Fundación Educativa "Centro Del Amanecer"

  • Start Date 2017-01-01
  • End Date: 2017-12-01

  • Location: Tumbaco, Ecuador

Fundacion Educativa Centro del Amanecer was founded in 1993 and is an organization that offers alternative, integrative and inclusive education according to Montessori to about 40 children aged 3 to 12 years and their parents. There’s no distinction of certain religions, ethnic and racial groups or any other classes.

It’s a private school, but mostly for children whose parents have a low income; everyone just pays as much as it’s possible and it’s just enough to maintain the school. They have 3 “classes”, each class has its own small building and 4 teachers which is not much if one considers that they often just work with one child at the time and additionally have some children with special needs like Down’s Syndrome.

The school’s objective is to offer a personalized, active and playful education in harmony with the environment to all of the children not depending only on their age, but respecting their psychological maturity and development as well, avoiding authorial guidance.
Part of the school’s daily life is that the parents help alternately, one every day, focusing on the agricultural projects, the excursions, the cooking- project... Everyone is involved and equal part of the school.


Host Family.


The schooldays begin at 8am when the children arrive with the school bus. Most of them start the day with a breakfast that they bring from their homes, the others meanwhile play on the huge property. Later, the classes start and normally last until 12pm. Sometimes they eat lunch together at school depending on if the cooking-project takes place or not or have other projects. Once a week the parents come to the school to help build e.g. a jungle gym.


We look for a volunteer that has basic Spanish skills, a lot of patience, is active and that is interested in alternative teaching methods and working with children. Preferably a male volunteer, but females are welcome as well.

Age doesn’t matter.

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


2.370,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.500,00 EUR (12 MTS)