We are a collective of Ecuadorian and international educators, teaching artists, development specialists and community organizers who seek to bridge the divide between community development and international development, as well as between local and global education.
We bring together our diverse experiences and skills, using creative educational programming, to foment a balanced and sustainable dialogue between local and global change agents.
A semester-long, community-based study abroad program in Ecuador that seeks to create a more sustainble future for all. Like no other program in the world, we offer Fair Trade Study Abroad and the simultaneous, equitable education of local counterparts, meaning students work and study on a daily basis with community members. Facilitated by leading scholars and teaching artists, we combine challenging academics, Arts for Conflict Transformation methodology, participatory action research and engaged learning / scholarship.
Avenida de los Conquistadores 255
Quito - Ecuador
After nearly two weeks of national protests, in Ecuador, we explore how recent political and civic unrest relate to us and our work?
How do we relate with our ancestors and how do they continue shaping our identity?
Re-thinking what knowledge is from the community perspective.
Exploring the relationship between Paulo Freire's theories and Pachaysana's actions.
Re-imagining institutions to be more just, loving and empowering... for everyone.