Local Dreamers is a foundation, founded in The Netherlands, that offers meaningful volunteer programs and internships in Ecuador. We are a small, accessible, and dynamic organization with passionate people and a personal approach. We offer a safe environment in which Ecuadorian children and youngsters between the ages of six and 16, regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic background, can discover and develop their talents. We use sports and games, language, creativity, and (intercultural) communication to stimulate the personal and social development of Ecuadorian children and teenagers. We contribute to small-scale local initiatives through the knowledge, experience, passion, and talent of international volunteers. Projects which have enough basis to survive without our presence. We create ties that last between different worlds, cultures, and people. We try to broaden one's view on the world, both for involved Ecuadorians as for international volunteers.