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the Theatre transforms

The theatre has the special power to turn everyday life into something different, something much more precious. The transformation is done by the experience of freedom.

Every week the acting coach came into the “Fundación” to hand on his knowledge and to enrich the children’s life. The theatre workshop of each group took place Mondays and Fridays for 90 minutes. All of them enjoyed the prepared room. Several hours of the week they had got this unique opportunity given by the theatre only. 

There they developed self-confidence, self-control, the skill of overcoming difficult situations as well as transferring it to oneself and one’ senvironment.

At the end of the day the children slipped out of their roles, the room was tidied up for day – to – day school life and in anticipation of learning something new they returnedto their daily activities. To finish up the process and to present the achievement to the parents a small children’s festivity was organised. There the children performed nervously but self-confident. 

Individual Support

Since the beginning of April 2019 we started working individually with 7 children, that have difficulty concentrating in groups. In the scheduled sessions with a teacher/ teacher aid (“educadora”) tasks are tailored to the specific needs of each child. The goal is to get to know the strengths and abilities of the students better and therefore study more efficiently. 

So far we are very satisfied with the results. We can see a positive outcome in both the learning and / or behaviour of the children. 

Volunteer Report from Arlene

I’m not a typical 20-something volunteer finishing college. In fact, I retired from a 30-year medical practice in May 2018 and then decided to follow through on a long-held desire to return to Ecuador. I had spent time in Ecuador twice in 2005 and wanted to return to work with at-risk children in Quito. The children serviced by Fundación Minadores de Sueños are at-risk because of the extreme poverty in which many of them live.

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