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Sigchos Teach English

"This is a poor community in a beautiful part of the Andes that needs a lot of help in their local school."

This is an indigenous Kichwa community consisting of around 1000 persons in the poorest province of Ecuador. The local school lacks sufficient teachers and has no teacher who can effectively teach English.

It is located 3 hours to the south of Quito in the high Andes. From the town of Latacunga it is about an hour by bus via Sigchos to the community. 

Range of tasks:

Please note that this is a community rather that an organization. Interested volunteers must be able to take initiative and be willing to integrate themselves into the community on a daily basis to work in the local school and aid teachers,teach English, computer studies, math, and other subjects at the community’s elementary school of around 100 students. Volunteers are also needed to help care for preschool-aged children at the community’s daycare center.

Time commitment:
One month minimum but longer is preferred
spanish level:
Low intermediate at least
Work schedule:
Flexible, based on school day and community activities
Stay with a local host family.
Skills required:

Skills required include willingness to teach in a school, flexibility to accept the conditions and standards in the school, and an ability to adapt to another culture.

Accepted donations: