Eufrasia Pelletier Basic Education School

Restores the right to education and recreation for working children and adolescents.

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The school offers primary and secondary education to children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 21 who have previously dropped out of regular education and are behind in their studies. A great advantage of the school is that it allows students to enroll despite the fact that they be too old to attend other Ecuadorian schools. Any student who is eight years old or more and is two or more years behind can enroll.

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Primary Education

Although child labour is an everyday occurrence in Quito, we believe that not all “every day” occurrences in society are justified. RESCATE´s social workers coordinate with other institutions to build awareness of the harmfulness of child labour. They also educate parents on themes of fair treatment to initiate changes in familial relations that ensure the wellbeing of all family members.

Secondary Education

Students can also continue their secondary education (eighth, ninth, and tenth year) if they are between the ages of 15 and 21 years old. They also have the option of participating in vocational workshops such as sewing.

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Volunteering

English Teacher

Volunteers can teach English to all classes in the primary school or in the high school. Sometimes you will be the principal teacher and sometimes you will act as Teaching Assistant to an Ecuadorian teacher (it is worth checking this at the time of application). You may teach alone or together with another volunteer depending on the year. These are challenging and rewarding roles. The level of English is very basic, but with lots of enthusiasm, careful planning and patience, your efforts will be rewarded.

Responsibilities

  • Plan a course of study appropriate to each level (Curriculum provided but can be modified).
  • Plan each class.
  • Deliver classes of 40 minutes in either the primary school or the high school.
  • Assess the progress of the students.
  • Grade exams.
  • Monitor attendance.
  • Maintain discipline.
  • Become an active member of the teacher staff (attend meetings, etc.)

Basic Qualifications

  • 6 month commitment; 1 year preferred.
  • Previous Teaching or Tutoring Experience.
  • Intermediate Spanish required.

Volunteering

Physical Education Teacher

The volunteer will be responsible for planning and teaching the Physical Education classes for the children in CENIT´s high school and primary school. For this position, a long- term commitment is required (6 months minimum). The volunteer will be the primary teacher, rather than a teaching assistant but will have the support of and Ecuadorian teacher who will assist in keeping order.

Responsibilities

  • Being an active member of the teaching staff (attending meetings, etc.).
  • Planning a course of physical education study appropriate to each level.
  • Planning each class.
  • Maintaining discipline.
  • Delivering classes of 40 minutes in the primary school and high school.
  • Raising funds for the physical education program.

Basic Qualifications

  • 6 month commitment; 1 year preferred.
  • Previous Teaching or Tutoring Experience.
  • Intermediate Spanish required.