BECOME A VOLUNTEER - It's about you too….
The Volunteer Program we offer are solely based upon the idea that the essence of volunteering is to give something unique, your individuality and effort but what is as equally important, is that you receive something you will remember for the rest of your life.
The Volunteer Program will enable you to make a significant difference in a worldly precious area or in boys and young day to day life by giving your valuable time and effort. At the same time no doubt you will improve yourself both personally and professionally. We hope you will improve personally by living and working in our country and culture. Furthermore you can improve professionally by learning another language and by developing valuable skills that you will find invaluable in your future career.
The Programa Chaka is running by the Spanish Learning Program in Sucua; This program is developed jointly with the Fundacion Amazonia Productiva (FAP); whose fundamental objective is the integral educational support for children and young people, the Programa Chaka with the support of several NGOs has been working for 8 years in the Shuar Kumpas Community, in which it has been possible to appreciate that with a small support to these children and young people there are satisfactory results. The result achieved in these years is to see how the youth of the Kumpas Community is 90% integrated into the school system, this was not the case in 2008, that only 10 to 15% of the young people studied.
It must be said that, despite the great efforts of the FAP and other NGOs, work is still insufficient and there is a great deal
more to do; it is for this reason and for some others, that both the Programa Chaka and the other programs supported by the FAP must continue with the support along the same lines and with a greater perspective in the Educational Community, that is, that each of the entities such as: Students, Teachers and Parents.
The FAP through the Programa Chaka educationally supports children and young people; the purpose is to support with all the supplies and school needs (tasks directed food, uniforms, school supplies, etc.) for a full development in the classes within the school. Directed tasks are carried out, achieving that the students fulfill their tasks in their great majority, providing food to have a good development during the student day, perform social events and work with the Parents of the Family.
Productive Amazon Foundation, was created to find alternatives for a whole town so the Programa Chaka works on the prevention of any circumstance that does not allow children or young people to be part of the educational system; one of the most critical aspects is the lack of financial resources of parents, this has a direct and decisive impact on the attendance, permanence and educational success of children and young people, these problems are reflected in the lack of didactic material and poor or little food.
Another factor that influences school failure and dropout by children and young people is the absence of the father or mother and in many cases of both due to the
emigration to other countries, this has caused children and young people to be easy prey for alcohol, drugs and general delinquency.
– Family breakup
– The incidence of low school performance of the children of emigrants
– The incidence in the increase of the teen maternity rate
– Child abuse by family members
the purpose is to support with all the supplies and school needs (tasks directed food, uniforms, school supplies, etc.) for a full development in the classes within the school. Directed tasks are carried out, achieving that the students fulfill their tasks in their great majority, providing food to have a good development during the student day, perform social events and work with the Parents of the Family.
Discover a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America
Teach English to lively & friendly children
Immerse yourself in a new & exciting culture
you will remember this experience for the rest of your life.
Minimum age of 25 years
Moderate Spanish required
It is better if you have experience working with students, although it is not required
Sucúa, Morona Santiago, Ecuador
Help with Homework
Teaching English, maths, draw, art, etc.
Assist in creating educational materials
Games & activities
Minimum 1 week
Regular Time Schedule:
The volunteer will be able to choose the schedule and daily working hours. The project works from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
Monday to Friday
Optional activities with the young
5 lessons per week
Board and Lodging
DATES - PRICES 2019
The Programa Chaka is not available on the following dates:
– 3rd of February – 13th of February (first term vacations)
– July and August (end of scholar year vacation)
New Year: 1 January
Carnaval: 4-5 March
Good Friday: 19 April
Labor Day: 1 May
Battle of Pichincha: 24 May
Indedpendence Day: 10 August
Guayaquil Independence Day: 12 October
Day of the Dead: 1 November
Cuenca Independence Day: 03 November
Sucua Day: 8 December
Christmas: 25 December
Before you go
* All information about the program and your stay
* Travel advice & documentation
* Basic Spanish online course (10-20 lessons by skype)
In Sucua – Ecuador
* Transfer in (Macas or Sucua)
(from the Quito’s or Guayaquil’s airport extra fee)
* Local orientation
* A volunteering place in the program
* Accommodation (double room)
* Food (menu)
* Spanish classes (5 lessons per week)
* In-country support
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Trips in Ecuador