Sembrar Esperanza “Centro Infantil Violanta y Werner” (ECU-72)


Type: Education: Kindergarden - Country: Ecuador

Brief description and main aims

Fundación “Sembrar Esperanza” is a non-governmental organization founded in 2002 by Toni Stebler, who has supported the community of Pomasqui since 1992. He was convinced that not only economical help is important, but also to help shift people’s understanding and mentalities, in order to help create lasting change.
 
Our aim is to improve the quality of life of the people that live in at-risk areas and to promote a sustainable development.

Main Activities

The project is a kindergarten that works with about 60 children, from 1 to 4 years old, whose parents have low incomes. Many of the mothers raise their children alone. At the project, the educators and volunteers teach the children how to make handicrafts, coordinate group games, and teach good table manners, as well as Music and English.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteers is expected to:
  • prepare teaching material for the children’s English classes that he/she gives together with the teacher.
  • coordinate group activities, Music and English classes.
  • assist feeding the kids during meals.
If the volunteer has any other skills they are welcome to propose any new activities.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be organized, responsible, active, social and dynamic.
  •  have a basic level of Spanish.
They project does not mind about the volunteer’s gender.

Location

Pomasqui, Quito (Northern Quito) 

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers live in an apartment owned by Sembrar Esperanza with other 1-2 volunteers. The apartment is located in Pomasqui which is around 30 minutes away from the northern part of Quito by bus.

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