The aim of the school is to give the children of the surounding area (low resources area) the opportunity to receive an excellent education including high level of English classes and also to provide food at school by only paying a minimum amount of money every month.
The day starts at 7:40am with the children having breakfast, later they have classes including English, Computer Science and Physical Education.
At 10am the classes are interrupted by a snack. At 1pm they have lunch and around 4 pm the parents pick them up.
The volunteer can participate in a variety of tasks such as:
Supporting the staff in any way
Help teaching English
Planning classes and taking care of the children
Recreational activities: outdoors games, workshops, theater plays, etc.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteers should:
Like working with children, feel comfortable playing with them, teaching them and taking care of them
Be very proactive, flexible and be ready to help in any need of the school
Basic Spanish skills are helpful but not necessary (if you are working with the English teacher)
The school is located in El Arenal, about one hour outside of Quito, which is located near the Valley “Tumbaco”. Caminitos de Luz is situated in a rather rural area. Despite the fact that there are some fancy houses, the majority of people do not have many resources.
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