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WORK IN RURAL COMMUNITIES TO PROVIDE MEDICAL AID AND RESOURCES

Provide medical aid and prevention education to rural indigenous communities of the Andean region

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The project

The main objective of this project is to work in rural communities providing medical aid, prevention education, and resources to people that do not have access to good healthcare. You will get the opportunity to help very disadvantaged people, living in extreme poverty.

Volunteers and Interns can work in a variety of areas assisting in this project. Examples include, family planning education, dental assistance, basic healthcare prevention methods, nutritional education, and much more. Depending on your skills and interests we will match you with projects that suit your interests. For more details on the specific areas and projects please contact an EcuaExplora Advisor via phone or email.

 

 

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.

 

 

Costs

2 weeks – $1460
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week  – $235

Location details

Accomodation in Riobamba is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner

 

Requirements

Spanish level: Independent user B1. Good health. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Monday to Friday:
6am: breakfast
6:30-8:30am: bus to go to the communities
9am: work in the rural community according to th profile of the applicant
1pm: lunch
2pm-5:00pm: work in the rural community
in between 5-7pm: return to main house by bus
8pm: dinner

 

Role of the volunteer

Volunteers and Interns will be able to take statistics, run community education initiatives in areas such as nutrition, dental health, teen pregnancy, contraception, drug abuse, alcohol and the importance of exercise.

Skills required

No special experience is required. However, Applicants should be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up/ drop-off

Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground Ecua Explora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

Not Included

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.

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