UBECI aims to reduce the hours of children who work in the streets and markets of Quito by engaging them in educational and recreational activities. Providing these children with educational, social, and emotional support allows them to feel respected by their community while experiencing personal growth. As a social and educational foundation, UBECI fights every day for the rights of children so that they can receive love, attention, and education. UBECI works with children and adolescents ages one to seventeen years in order to develop strategies through which we can offer more learning opportunities involving self-reliance, self-worth, and dedication. UBECI operates based on a differentiated instruction teaching method, in which the children are encouraged to use their discoveries in order to gain new knowledge
UBECI need your support in the following projects.
Street children, School support ,Summer program, Campaigns: Dental, Christmas,
School kit, Health Prevention classes, NGO Support, Research funding, Strategic planning, International connections, Marketing, Administrative Activities.
Volunteering with UBECI allows you to work closely with the amazing children in our programs. Your time with them will have a positive impact on their daily lives during a crucial time in their development, and you, in turn, will have a rich, eye-opening experience. At UBECI’s projects, we encourage our volunteers to become engaged in the designing and developing of activities conducive to early childhood development. We also encourage individuals who are professionally or academically interested in international development to take a proactive role. Many of our volunteers stay engaged in UBECI programs long after their volunteer period in the field.
In addition, UBECI offers a range of programs that have potential for leadership at varying levels. From the working children program to the summer program, leaders are always wanted and needed to assist core educators and to offer valuable insight. Not only will being a leader in one of these programs be a personally rewarding experience, it will also add to your professional records on a resume for future employers. More information about leadership opportunities and requirements can be found within each program’s description..
Potential volunteers should apply to their preferred program at least two months in advance. Let us know your interest in volunteering and provide us with the approximate dates and length of time for which you wish to volunteer. Once we have received your inquiry we will send you our program information. Volunteers must complete an application process in order to be admitted to the UBECI volunteer programs. All volunteer application documents need to be sent to the e-mail address at least one month before participating in the program.
Due to our budget and responsibilities in daily activities, UBECI cannot offer accommodation services directly to its volunteers. We are in partnership with a local volunteer program, that coordinates all of the application process and accommodation services directly with applicants, including affordable room and board, airport pick up, Spanish lessons, and other travel information.