Teaching assistance and cultural diversity

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Program Description

The state school was established in 1970. It’s a mid-size school situated in the east of Quito. The school is currently staffed by a principal, 21 teachers, one nurse and a school psychologist, all together are responsible for about 500 students. The school’s aim is to provide learning programs that are appropriate to the present and future needs of the children. This is why they always try to meet the learning requirements of all children including those with special learning needs. And the effort is worth the trouble – the school is known as one that is providing a good quality education for all its students.The school has over 500 children between 5 and 12 years. In all age groups, volunteers can help in the areas of lessons, recreation and childcare and support. The classes are held from Monday to Friday and from 7:00am to 1:00pm. Your main tasks are: Support local teachers, especially in English, sciences, mathematics and sports; Teach basic English to primary school kids; Share cultural concepts and experiences with the children, expanding their knowledge of another culture.


Immersion into local culture
Lend a hand to people in need, or protect local environments
Improve your language skills
Build up your CV with meaningful work experience
Share your own culture with others
Master your understanding of local customs
Build new friendships


English knowledge (intermediate or advanced). Experiences in working with children would be an advantage. Basic Spanish knowledge is advantageous, but not presumed.minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 1 week commitment to your project
A volunteer visa if you plan to stay for longer than 3 months
interest and passion for local culture
A monthly fee for food and accommodation and an application payment, which varies depending on the organization you volunteer with.
international health insurance, including liability and accident insurance
A completed Experience Report of at least 500 words upon completion of your volunteering project i

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What`s Included

Placement with a great partner organization
Pre-trip welcome package
Orientation meeting in Quito
Accompaniment from the school to the project on your first day
Access 24-hour emergency hotline
Free afternoon activities
Visa assistance
Certificate to recognise your participation as a volunteer in Ecuador
Personalized assistance to help you find accommodation in Quito and beyond

Program Locations

Quito, Ecuador

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Program Details

Ailola Quito Spanish School
  • Ecuador: Quito
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months
varying placement fee,- please contact us for more information
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