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Help guide changemakers towards a sustainable future at our innovative school in Olon, Ecuador

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  • Activité récente: 18 avr. 2024



 Séjour min. souhaité : Un mois ou plus



  • Description


    Currently we are a team of 6 locally paid staff including 3 teachers, 1 permaculture specialist, and one project manager. You will be working alongside one of our main teachers in the classroom.

    The goal of schooling in today’s world ought to be to provide all students with the confidence, knowledge, tools, and motivation to be conscientious choice makers and engaged change-makers for a flourishing, healthy, safe, just, equitable and humane world for all people, animals, and the environment.

    AYNI GREEN SCHOOL is a bilingual alternative education that while developing academic skills, enable students to achieve fluency in English and Spanish, focusing on a student-centered, project based expeditionary learning through a combination of different methods such as Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia.

    We strive to support this environment by building a more inclusive curriculum, addressing a range of learning styles, offering this wide array of diverse efforts and programs, and by participating in the community.

    To inspire and develop the changemakers of today, not only those of tomorrow.
    Nurturing independent thinkers to help every child develop essential skills already within them to master a creative life- long learning process.
    To enable them to fully develop their individual capacities.
    To educate the whole child “head, heart and hands”
    To foster respect and responsibility for the community and environment.

    Our vision is for each child to develop a curiosity for learning, discover their own interests and for that we encourage each child to be independent and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and respect for others.
    To establish a strong self-sustaining green school by 2024

    Through our hands-on approach to learning, we teach our students critical thinking, to be analytical and creative encouraging leadership development.
    Our children are collaborators learning through their own strengths inspiring them to take action as social change agents.

    Ayni Green School is a groundbreaking, first of its kind, innovative school in Ecuador. It initially began as an idea of what I had envisioned the type of school I would like to send my own children; but it has now evolved into so much more than that. It has become a solution for our future. We are educating “Solutionaries”.

    I am an educator and creative entrepreneur. I grew up in New York City and arrived in Olon as a backpacker 15 years ago and never left. I have three daughters who inspire me to be a better leader and person. Conservation has always been true to my heart, and I followed those who inspired me to give more than take. I volunteered in places where people and animals had no voice, and found the ultimate adventure and opportunities in Ecuador. I now hope to embark on my greatest adventure with your help: to create a sustainable and regenerative world for our future.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Ayni Green School is a wealth of learning opportunities and cultural exchanges. Some examples are:
    - Learn or improve your Spanish
    - Learn how to teach in an empowering environment
    - Learn to surf
    - Learn firsthand from the indigenous Amazonian people of Ecuador in our projects in the rainforest
    - Learn about Ecuadorian culture and way of life.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Do you want to change the world? Do you want to contribute something meaningful to the people around you? Do you crave being part of a mission-driven team trying to change the vision of what going to school actually means?

    Ayni Green School is a school with an innovative, holistic approach to education and we strive to create a learner-driven community with the mission that each person, teacher or student, who enters its doors will find purpose in changing the world.

    We are looking for someone whose values are in line with our mission and philosophy—someone who works with integrity, is self-aware and authentic, who can communicate consciously, and is committed not only to the growth of their students but also to their own personal and professional growth. Ayni Green School teachers are passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of lifelong learning and possess the ability to create a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school. Our mission at Ayni Green School is to inspire creative change-makers into lifelong learners and conscientious leaders for a more just, equitable, diverse, and sustainable world.

    At Ayni we have mixed-aged classrooms with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade levels. We have 3 different classrooms, ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-14, each with a maximum of 12 students and two teachers. We are looking for English-speaking individuals who enjoy working with children and are interested in sharing their expertise in something contributing to the incredible minds of our future.

    We are preferably looking for a 10-month commitment (September - June).

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We would love to offer our students options to learn many languages.

  • Hébergement


    Shared occupancy in our volunteering housing including a kitchen. Homestays are available at request. You will have your own kitchen and there will be a monthly stipend for basic groceries.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    If you ask anyone, “What is it like to live in Olon?” they will all give you the same answer… The wonderful hospitality and welcoming environment from locals put everyone at ease. Made up of beautiful beaches and a well-preserved 5780-acre of tropical rainforest, the love for the environment by all and protecting nature is what gives Olon its beauty. Olon provides a lot of peace of mind to the ex-pat and foreign population of the sector. Basic necessities, safety, and beauty all around make Olon one of the most peaceful places to stay in Ecuador. Olon has all the comforts and necessities of a big city but instead, you get to wake up next to the ocean every day!

    Olon has many different options for things to do including sports, yoga, horseback riding, and more! Surfing is the most popular sport in this area and there are many places to learn, with perfect size waves for beginners.

    In your free time (weekends) and school holidays that are usually a week (Dec, Feb/March, and April) you can discover the many places that Ecuador has to offer!

    Ecuador is the most perfect pocket-sized country in Latin America. Nothing is too far away, the diversity is extraordinary and you can get a real feel for the place and the friendliness of its people. A land of contrasts you will never forget, Ecuador is divided by nature, yet solidly held together by a common cultural heritage. With its astounding biodiversity, agreeable weather year-round, impressive historical legacy, stunning colonial architecture, bustling highland markets, and diverse mix of people, it’s easy to see why this friendly and exotic destination is regarded as a microcosm of South America. It is a four-in-one deal offering an awesome wealth of cultural and natural diversity; trek through the Andes, swim along a tropical coast and explore the mysteries of the jungle and the Galapagos Islands.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We can offer accommodation with high-speed internet for digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We can offer a safe parking space for campervans and motorhomes

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We can accommodate people traveling with their cats/dogs.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

N° de référence hôte : 619154128641



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