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The Arches North Campus Incubator Sackville St Manchester, M60 1QD England
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks
Typical Duration of Program
Volunteer on this project located in La Villaflora, an underserved area of south Quito. This integrated therapy centre calls on its dedicated, multidisciplinary team to treat children and adults with its broad spectrum of services: from early stimulation for the mentally disabled, physical rehabilitation, occupational therapy, programs for the learning challenged, and language therapy.
Nowhere else on earth will you find so much natural diversity - and all the fun that accompanies it - in such a small country. In one day's drive you can journey from the Amazon Basin across glaciated Andean volcanoes, down through tropical cloud forest and arrive at a seaside village on the Pacific coast, where the water is warm.
Traditionally the impoverished have resided in rural areas but with rapid urbanization over the last 25 years, the urban population in poverty has risen from 1.5 million to around 3.5 million. Some of the characteristics of poverty in urban and rural areas are low educational achievement, informal sector employment, and rented, instead of owned, housing.
Mount Chimborazo is an inactive volcano and is the highest peak in Ecuador at 20,565 ft. It is also the farthest point on the planet from the Earth's core. It is a day's climb to the summit from base camp and the awesome towering ice-capped peak is a major incentive to reach the summit.
*Paragliding in the Andes:
View the spectacular views of the Ecuadorian Andes through the thrilling experience of paragliding. Carry out a tandem flight and no experience is required. The best places to paraglide are Crucita beach, Pichincha Mountains and the cliffs above Canoa.
Ecuador is a premier mountain biking destination with its diversity of biking terrain and scenery. From Quito there are a number of rides ranging from snow-capped Andean volcanoes, cloud forests and jungle upon hundreds of miles of traffic-free trails.
There are great projects doing great work but with more funds and staff so much more could be done. You can offer so many things to Ecuadorians. Volunteers can engage in numerous activities with the men, women and children.
Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.
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* Accommodation: Home stay with hot, running water, and electricity
* Food: 3 meals per day – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
* Airport pick up on a Saturday and drop off
* Training: Pre-departure pack, on-site orientation on Sunday and project induction
* Local SIM card: All volunteers are given a local SIM card to use in their mobile phones. The network of the SIM is Porta and your phone must be unlocked to be able to use it
* Support: 24 hour support
* Excursion planning: Staff will help plan activities and excursions (some activities may cost extra)
A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Kaya's mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel.