Fundacion Arte del Mundo
Focus: Arts, Community and Education.
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Fundacion Arte del Mundo's emphasis is on sharing the love of books and the arts with the children and adults of Baños through utilizing the creativity and talents of volunteers from all over the world.
Our emphasis is on sharing the love of literacy and the arts with the community of Baños. Our interactive library (La Bib) is open Monday – Friday from 3:30 to 6:00pm and is 100% free. Children come after school to read and enjoy creative activities. The programs we offer hinge weekly and depend on the skills and interests of the volunteers at the time. We are lucky to have had (and continue to have) such diverse and exciting volunteers who have in the past offered such activities as:
Arts and crafts; Dance; Archaeology; Music; Theatre; Chess; Photography; Sports and fitness; Yoga; Martial arts and Puppetry.
Our language program is a very important part of the Foundation’s activities. We teach children during the afternoon and teenagers and adult students in the early evening. Volunteers teach and/or assist in the lessons.
Volunteers run a free weekly English/Spanish language exchange for students, volunteers, and people from the community and travellers. It is a fun, informal way to practice each other’s languages and get to know new people.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers plan and run arts and literacy activities and reading with the kids in our after school program for children 6-12 years old. Running theater and cinema events, teaching English. Rural outreach program taking books and activities to other communities.
It is free to volunteer. Volunteers pay a small "accommodation donation" to live with us and from this we fund the ENTIRE foundation.
Rooms from $180 a month. Include hot water, drinking water, internet, wifi, volunteer lounge with computer,books and dvds, shared kitchen.
*Food is not provided.
Volunteers must be 18years or over (or accompanied by an adult) Families are accepted as long as children are 6years or older.
A willingness to learn Spanish is necessary.
Fundacion Arte del Mundo
La Biblioteca Interactiva de Baños
Calle Oriente y Julio Cañar
Tel: +593 3 2742244
Location: Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador
Average cost per day: £10
Focus: Arts & Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be over 18 years old (or accompanied by an adult), a willingness to learn Spanish is also necessary.