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.


Our work is divided among programs, projects and consultancies.


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

Sector Cumbaya

Quito - Ecuador   

​Telephone: 593-98-558-7581


"Andean Cosmovision in a Globalized World"

We explore our relationship to Andean ways of seeing and understanding.

"El Paro Nacional: Stories of Resistance and Healing"

After nearly two weeks of national protests, in Ecuador, we explore how recent political and civic unrest relate to us and our work?

"The Weight we Carry: Intergenerational and Transmission Cycles"

How do we relate with our ancestors and how do they continue shaping our identity?

"Epistemic Justice: Valuing Different Ways of Knowing"

Re-thinking what knowledge is from the community perspective.

"Going Back to Basics: Freire and Pachaysana"

Exploring the relationship between Paulo Freire's theories and Pachaysana's actions.

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