In the mornings, you will take classes of children giving the teacher/s the opportunity to concentrate on one particular level. During this time you will use your structured lesson plans to teach English - a skill that hugely enhances future employment opportunities - as well as arts, music and sports. You will be allocated lessons and assignments according to your individual talents, so you will be giving the children a varied learning environment and genuinely improving their education.
In the afternoons, you will be placed into teams with the other volunteers and you will spend some time with the project coordinators planning your lessons for the next day according to the structured curriculum.
Ecuadorian school terms run from January to May and September until mid December. Volunteer opportunities don’t stop with the holidays though. As the children tend to have very little to do during the holidays, the project is running a summer school that gives them the chance to enjoy a bit of creative freedom! The summer school will focus on arts, sports and music as well as giving volunteers the opportunity to try out a few ideas of their own.
These projects run concurrently with the Summer School, but what kind of projects these will be depends entirely on funding and the specific needs of the community at the time.
What’s Included in the Programme
- Arrival airport transfer
- All accommodation
- All food
- Orientation on arrival
- 24 emergency contact in both Ecuador and UK
What’s Not Included in the Programme
- International Flights
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Any additional activities/ trips/ tours
- Alcoholic beverages / extra snacks
Prices and Durations
Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers - 2 weeks £549
Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers - 4 weeks £759
Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers - 6 weeks £959
Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers - 8 weeks £1,169