WorldTeach- Ecuador!
$685 raised
11% of $6k goal
9 contributors
5 Years running
I will be serving as a WorldTeach yearlong volunteer in Ecuador starting in September. It is a phenomenal opportunity to meet a local need to promote educational equality and ultimately, international development. However, it is a challenging ...
I will be serving as a WorldTeach yearlong volunteer in Ecuador starting in September. It is a phenomenal opportunity to meet a local need to promote educational equality and ultimately, international development. However, it is a challenging endeavor that requires patience, fortitude, an open-mind to a different value system, and a flexibility to navigate through the challenges presented. While Ecuador is only the size of Colorado, it possesses one of the most geographically diverse ecosystems in the world, comprised of four distinct regions: the Jungle, Sierra, the Coast, and the Galapagos. From the Andean peaks and Amazonian Rainforests, to the coastal lowlands, this varied geography makes Ecuador one of the world’s most beautiful places – and reflects its truly diverse culture. I have committed myself to teach English for up to a year. I may be teaching elementary children or adults and my placement could be teaching anywhere from a university in Quito, to a small hut in a village in the rainforest! After 5 years of teaching at one of Denver's most challenging middle schools, I'm leaving my position as chair of the science department, and 7th grade science teacher. My goal is to continue furthering my background in science through exploration of the Galapagos Islands off of Ecuador, as well as the urban and rural diversity Ecuador has to offer. Living with a host family, I will be immersed in the culture of Ecuador, gaining fluency in Spanish and taking Spanish classes to become TEFL certified. I will be volunteering my time the entire year. With that being said, it's time to raise some money! The money goes towards: -school supplies/projects -training/orientation -flight -medical insurance -immunizations With support from my friends, family, teachers and community, I believe I can make this happen!
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