IIP Placements in Ecuador
Foundation Amor 2033 Ecuador
Location: Yaruqui, Ecuador
Foundation AMOR 2033 ECUADOR is a pilot school in Yaruqui, Ecuador, dedicated to giving thirty street children an education of the mind, body, and soul, along the lines of an innovative pedagogy inspired in part by philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Princeton interns will continue construction of the present school as well as dormitory facilities in the summer of 2014. This is an ideal opportunity for students looking to improve or perfect their Spanish in an interactive and authentic local setting, all the while acquiring hands-on experience, in the design of pedagogical avenues for the 21st century. There are currently 10,000 street children in Ecuador and the Foundation Amor 2033 aims to provide for all their needs over the course of the next 20 years. This is the stepping stone to creating self-governing schools and capitalizing on otherwise lost potential. It will involve manual work, creative thinking, public service (parks, etc.), and collaborative decision-making in a town an hour outside of Quito. IIP interns will be involved in design and construction; pedagogy, communications, public relations, translation, volunteer recruitment, presenting English or academic classes in open classrooms. Basic Spanish is required. IIP candidates with interests in Spanish and teaching are encouraged to apply. Three placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
The Tandana Foundation
Location: Quichinche, Otavalo, Imbabura, Ecuador
The Tandana Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers cross-cultural volunteer opportunities, scholarships, and support for small community projects in highland Ecuador. Its scholarship program allows rural Ecuadorian students to continue their secondary and tertiary education. Its community projects help villagers in Ecuador realize their dreams of improving their communities. Tandana is a Kichwa root meaning "to gather together" or "to unite" and represents the spirit of our work. This IIP internship is designed to help provide continuity and excellence in the curriculum and teaching for their courses in Quichinche, Ecuador. IIP interns will design a coherent and effective curriculum for different levels of ESL classes for secondary school students as well as other subjects. IIP interns will plan the curriculum ahead of time, teach it, and record it in a way that is easy for future interns to follow. The interns will live with host families in the Quichinche area. The interns will also plan and teach lessons in other subjects, such as art and leadership and lead field trips and enrichment activities for the summer students. IIP candidates with interests in ESL and education are encouraged to apply. Advanced spanish conversational skills would be an asset. Four placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.