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Join MondoChallenge and teach English in primary schools on Ecuador’s beautiful Pacific coast

Wednesday 7th October 2009

MondoChallenge has exciting volunteer opportunities in Puerto López, a picturesque fishing village on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. With its mix of rustic charm and stunning wildlife, Puerto López is an ideal setting for an amazing career break abroad!

MondoChallenge volunteers teach English in local primary schools, which suffer from a severe lack of resources and funding. Teachers at these schools have only a limited knowledge of English and children are often denied the education that could raise their prospects for the future.

Tourism is essential to the economic well-being of Puerto López and by teaching English in Ecuador you can help underprivileged children to secure lucrative jobs in the local tourist industry. Volunteers will also find scope to get involved with art and computing classes and in running after school sports clubs.
This is a rewarding career break experience that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of a rustic fishing community, while improving your Spanish language skills on the job.

For those who want to try something different, MondoChallenge also runs conservation projects in nearby Machalilla National Park, which protects ecosystems on the mainland and two offshore islands. These islands are surrounded by coral reefs and spectacular marine wildlife making them an accessible alternative to the famous Galapagos Islands.

Whether volunteer teaching or working as a conservation volunteer, a MondoChallenge career break in South America is certain to be unforgettable!