Chiriboga Foundation has supported several families that suffered the total or partial destruction of their homes due to earthquakes or earthquakes in the Ecuadorian Coast.
The first part of the Workcamp will be developed in the Province of Esmeraldas, where we will support two black families to build their houses, the accommodation will be in a house located in a very poor neighborhood, the food will be in several places, the construction it will be done in several stages, the duration of the stay in Esmeraldas will be one week, we will try to make the foundations of the construction with the help of family members.
The construction will be done with concrete, brick masonry, blocks and wood.
The houses will have 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and social area, it will be developed in five phases.
LIFE IN THE FOREST
Experience life in the forest, in a private reserve of cloud forest, located in the Ecuadorian Andes. The activities we carry out in the reserve help us to protect and conserve one of the few remnants of cloud forest.
Organic agriculture: cleaning and care of trees
fruit trees and the construction of an orchard for edible species.
Waste management: create material to perform a proper separation of waste and facilitate its recycling of materials.
Soil restoration: cleaning and maintenance of roads and trails to promote soil conservation.
Planting of different plant species in the paddock area.
Water protection: protection of water sources with native species planted around riverbeds and streams to prevent drought.
Recycling of material: use of materials such as tires, pallets and old wood to build furniture for the use of volunteers.
Help in construction: we frequently improve the infrastructure to make more comfortable the accommodation of the volunteers. This year, our goal is to build more dormitories for the accommodation of future volunteers and the job is to build the base of the bedrooms.
Accommodation will be in the houses of the foundation Chiriboga in Quito and in Chiriboga, in Esmeraldas will be in a local house.
Afternoons after work are free to do any type of group activity such as sports, swimming in the river, walking around, or simply enjoy around a campfire.
Afternoons after work are free to do any type of group activity such as sports, swimming in the sea, walking around.
Fundación Chiriboga is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with no religious, racial or political conflicts. It is legally constituted by Ministerial Agreement No. 47 of the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador-South America on March 19, 1999.
Our main objective is environmental protection and conservation, promoting the development of communities whose activities are related to the environment and the development of the local economy.
Help people become aware of the importance of reforestation and agriculture in the area, with support from the community, foreign volunteers and the participation of government institutions related to urban conglomerations, the environment, quality of life, equitable relationships between the population and its environment. We feel responsible for the protection of the forests of the Andean mountains that remain, in the province of Pichincha. We are now protecting the Reserve of the Proyecto Chirtiboga.
HOW TO GET TO THE CASA DE LA FUNDACIÓN IN QUITO FROM THE MARISCAL SUCRE AIRPORT
IN TAXI: Chiriboga Foundation can book a taxi that brings you from the airport. The cost of the trip is 30.00 dollars, which must be paid by the volunteer directly to the taxi driver.
If you take a taxi on your own, ask the driver to go south of Quito, to the Barrio La Magdalena. From the Church of La Magdalena, the taxi driver should take Cañaris Street in the east, reaching Princesa Toa Street, turn right one block south until Puruhá Street, turn right again onto Puruha Street West direction and you’ll find a mural painted with the theme Chiriboga Cloud Forest on the left roadway.
The address of the foundation’s house is:
Fundación Proyecto Ecológico Chiriboga
Puruha Oe2-781 y Epiclachima
Ciudadela San José – La Magdalena
Quito-Ecuador-América del Sur
Teléfono: +-593-2- 2660828 – 4504435 (día)
Teléfono: 593-2- 2647421 (noche)
Celular: 0992813185 * 0999263249
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
THE MOST ECONOMIC WAY TO ARRIVE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOUSE OF THE ORGANIZATION.
For those who do not have more than one suitcase and want to save money, if you arrive before 18:00. You can take the last bus from the airport to TERMINAL QUITUMBE, the last bus leaves at 19:00, the cost is US $ 2.50. When you arrive at the Quitumbe Terminal you can take a taxi, the cost varies between 5.00 to 6.00 dollars (depending on traffic). If you require more information on how to get there, do not hesitate to contact us!
The electricity is the same as in the United States, 110-120v. Generally you will not need a voltage converter for your electronic devices. The plugs are type A like the ones seen in the picture, you probably need an adapter.
GENERAL RULES IN OUR WORKCAMPS
• The volunteer will self-prepare emotionally and intellectually by investigating more about the location where he / she will attend.
• The volunteer must send their flight information to the Foundation by email.
• The volunteer will respect the new culture and its traditions.
• The volunteer will respect the work and food itineraries.
• Our work camps are free of drugs and liquors. If these rules are not respected, you can get an immediate dismissal without reimbursement.
• Smoking is not allowed inside the house. Cigarette butts and ash should be disposed of properly.
• Volunteers will help with cleaning the house, such as washing the dishes or cleaning the bathroom, the floor.
• Volunteers will take care of furniture, kitchen utensils, house keys, etc. If you broke or lost objects in the project, replace them as soon as possible.
• Any complaint must be reported to the Foundation Coordinator to find an immediate solution.
• Volunteers are responsible for keeping their bedrooms and belongings tidy.
• The volunteer should have the courtesy to always clean and dry the bathroom after using it.
• Volunteers should inform the Foundation in advance about their vegetarian diet or any food allergies.
• Toilet paper or any feminine health product should not be flushed in the toilet anywhere in Ecuador.
• For your personal safety, please follow the safety rules.
• Contributions are not reimbursable if volunteers decide to cut their placement due to personal plans or for any reason. So please plan your trip, time and budget accordingly.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on special mountain clothes, it is enough to bring your clothes that you do not mind if they get damaged. It is preferable to wear long pants and long sleeves and light shirts to protect yourself from mosquitoes.
• Rubber boots for walking in mud, you can buy them in Quito.
• Insect repellent
• Work gloves
• Light clothes but a couple of jackets (the weather is unpredictable)
• Medicines if you suffer from any particular condition.
• Sandals and walking shoes
• Soap friendly to the environment
• Towel, swimsuit
• Personal hygiene items
ECUENTRO POINT IN QUITO AT THE OFFICE OF THE FOUNDATION
The day of August 1 will be the meeting day, please let us know your flight details, and we will send you important information: