The Village Education Project 2010 Summer Volunteer Program
Teach in Ecuador this Summer. Help Fund a Student's High School Education.
The Village Education Project Summer Volunteer Program is seeking motivated college students to teach in rural Ecuador this summer. Volunteers teach underprivileged seventh graders who cannot afford to attend high school and who come from impoverished primary schools unable to provide adequate preparation. Using a curriculum designed by Ecuadorian teachers and principals and American education students and professors, volunteers are tasked with helping the seventh grade students get up to grade level. Those who pass the high school entrance exam at the end of the summer will receive a full scholarship from The Village Education Project, including the cost of all school supplies.
All fees paid by volunteers will be used to fund these scholarships, so participation not only helps kids learn, but provides the financial means to send the kids from the summer program to high school that year. Almost every student sponsored by The Village Education Project is the first in their family to attend high school due to the high cost--about $200 per year--of secondary education in Ecuador. Our past volunteers have come from colleges all over the country including Swarthmore, UNC Chapel Hill, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale, Duke, The University of Iowa, Amherst, Williams and many others.
The Summer 2010 program lasts from June 19th-August 21st.
For details on the program; pictures, videos and narratives from past volunteers; costs; and an official application, please visit the Volunteer section of our website.