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The Simón Bolívar Volunteer Program was founded by the Simon Bolivar Spanish School due to the increasing interest over the years. For more than ten years the school helped students find volunteer work in Ecuador. That is how in 2004 we started the Simón Bolívar Volunteer Program to individuals inside and outside of the school as well. Our programs encourage cultural exchange that allows us to discover that regardless of race, ideology or nationality, our common traits as human beings are more than our differences. We think that volunteering is an experience capable of turning us into true citizens of the world.
The Foundation "Bolivar Education" is a private, non-profit organization that is not associated with any political or religious activities and was created in January 2008 with the objective of channeling more efficiently our volunteers' work through several organizations. By doing so, we create a bridge between our volunteers and the organizations; volunteers benefit from the experience acquired through the projects and the organizations benefit from the time, love, and energy volunteers offer for free. In this way, volunteering becomes a wonderful experience for both parties.
We offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities in different fields such us: children and youth, elderly, gender, teaching, health, environment, animal welfare, and development.
It's a pleasure for us to welcome you to our website, and we hope you will enjoy your visit!
Monthy donations made by Fundación Bolivar Education (April, 2013):
|• Hospitals and Health Centers||US$600|
|• Day Cares in Quito||US$355|
|• Environment Projects in the Andes||US$440|
|• Amazon Wildlife||US$489|
|• Environment Projects in Galapagos||US$6215|
Fundación Sol y Vida
We help the foundation Sol y Vida in its fight against childhood cancer in Ecuador. Our support and donations actively help Sol y Vida to achieve its goal of saving as many children's lives as possible. Sol y Vida is an European foundation that currently supports 78 children with cancerous tumours by financing chemo and radiotherapy.
Most of the children are less than 10 years old and come from families with monthly incomes of 150-350 USD. They have no health insurance, and therefore no access to affordable medical services. All members of Sol y Vida work as volunteers and administrative costs are very low. Therefore virtually all donations go directly to pay for the medical care of the children.