Yanapuma's "Global Awareness Program (GAP Ecuador) offers options for study and volunteering in cosmopolitan Quito, historic Cuenca, and all around Ecuador, including on the Galapagos Islands.
GAP Ecuador is designed to offer formative experiences to students interested in learning about the relationship between the developed and developing world - socially, politically, culturally and environmentally. Programs vary in length from one month and upwards, and different options can be strung together to create an individual and insightful GAP experience.
"If you come only to help me, you can go back home. But if you consider my struggle as part of your struggle for survival, then maybe we can work together." - Aboriginal wise woman, Australia.
You can learn Spanish in bustling Quito or in tranquil Cuenca while you volunteer with children in daycare centers, schools, and rehabilitation centers, or with elderly-in-need or clinics and health centers.
You can volunteer in the Amazon rainforest, at the Pacific coast, in the Andean sierra or on the Galapagos Islands in projects that range from working with children and youth, environmental education, reforestation and organic agriculture, conservation, community projects, tourism, and more.
|1.||Volunteer and take Spanish classes in Quito or Cuenca, with weekend excursions and extra activities, and stay with a local host family|
|2.||Volunteer in a project in the Amazon, the Andes, the Pacific coast or the Galapagos Islands|
|3+||Add an extra month or more of volunteering in any of the above locations|
We have worked with international organizations for the past 8 years, offering our services as in-country partners and hosts, and maintaining safety and emergency standards and procedures, to offer a reliable and trustworthy service to individual and groups of volunteers.
Our GAP Ecuador service includes: