As Ecuador Program Directors, we work Tuesdays through Saturdays in our community center in Rumiloma. We maintain a library where people of all ages can check out books in English and Spanish, students can study and do homework and children can play games and make art. We also run a Teen Center where children and teens can hang out and play foosball, video games and any of our other board games and puzzles. In addition to English classes, we offer weekly classes in art, science, zumba, yoga and cooking/nutrition.
Although we work in Rumiloma, we live together in “the Manna House” in Sangolqui. We take care of our loving guard dog, Lola, alternate cooking and grocery shopping roles and eat dinner together every night, like a family. On our weekends off, we travel around Ecuador, go out in Quito, prep for the upcoming week’s programs or just relax at home and watch movies on our projector!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth way more. This short video is a quick glance into our daily adventures as Program Directors. From mornings at summer camp, to afternoons in English class, to evenings at the library, to the bus rides, to the weekend trips, and to all the fun in the Manna House.