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The Sierraflor Foundation strongly believes that education is the engine that drives change. Therefore, our mission is to provide quality alternative bilingual education to the children that live in the town of Lasso and its surrounding communities. This education fosters the development of socially and ecologically aware and well-rounded adults of high self-esteem, strong values, and good health who will benefit and aid the future growth of the community in which they live and work, as well as understand, respect, and celebrate the diversity of the Ecuadorian culture.
The teacher must be an English speaker (or proficient in English) and able to work in a team. The environment is rural and the children are from low income families, thus, the teacher/volunteer must want to be part of the social change that this school is bringing to this community in Ecuador and have a strong social conscience. description: The teacher/volunteer working at the school will have basic common school responsibilities: teach classes (science, math, language, music, etc. according to the teacher's area of expertise), and some specific responsibilities from this particular school: help with shower time in the morning, monitor the children during breakfast, lunch, or snack time, take the children on walks, etc. All of these activities are done under the supervision or with the assistance of other teachers, depending on the specific volunteer. The teacher/volunteer working at the Day Care Center could choose to work either with babies (3 month olds to a year old) changing, feeding, and giving them early stimulation; or with the two older groups (1 year to 2 1/2 year olds) and (2 1/2 to 4 year olds) teaching them the different skills needed to start schooling and helping them in all of their daily routines: meals, showers, going to the bathroom, painting, walks, etc. Again, all of these activities will be done under the supervision or with the assistance of other teachers depending on the specific volunteer.
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