Cultural Centre Creation Cultural Centre Creation Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
Support the surrounding indigenous communities by helping us build a vibrant Cultural Exchange Centre and run activities for local children.
Architecture & Sustainable Construction Internship Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
Hands-on, personalised internship helping indigenous Andean communities reclaim their ancestral building techniques to restore and build sustainable housing for all.
Marketing & Business Development Internship Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
Hands-on, personalised internship helping indigenous Andean communities through the business development and marketing of a cultural exchange centre.
Ecology & Sustainable Agriculture Internship Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
Hands-on, personalised internship helping indigenous Andean communities transition from deforestation/agrochemicals towards more regenerative agriculture and ecosystems.
Culture, Anthropology & Development Internship Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
A hands-on, personalised internship to help indigenous understand the development needs & opportunities for low-income Andean communities while preserving their culture.
Eco Tourism and Community Tourism Internship Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
Hands-on, personalised internship helping indigenous Andean communities find economic opportunities by identifying the cultural and environmental tourism potential.
Economic Solidarity & Social Enterprise Internship Guaranda, Ecuador El Terreno
Hands-on, personalised internship helping indigenous Andean communities transition from poverty into prosperity through sustainable business models and practices.

11 Project reviews of El Terreno

Project Details

A Cultural Exchange Centre in the Heart of the Ecuadorian Andes.

El Terreno (‘The Land’) is nestled in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes, surrounded by beautiful valleys, warm people and indegenous cultures. We are in the process of building a vibrant cultural exchange centre that brings foreigners and local people together to make a more meaningful and prosperous world. We are Joshua (England) and Karina (Quito, Ecuador), a couple with a strong passion for positive change and years of experience in social development, volunteer coordination and sustainable tourism.

We’re in the early stages - buying the land in March 2021 - but we have big ambitions! We aspire to regenerate local ecosystems, build pride in indigenous culture, provide dignified employment opportunities, offer a wide variety of unique eco & community tourism experiences, and ensure volunteers like you learn valuable skills, meet extraordinary people and leave with unforgettable memories.
The main focus of the project is on
Foundation Year
2021
Contact Person
Joshua Holmes
Joshua Holmes
Spoken Languages
Spanish
English

Social Impact

From July 2021 - March 2022 we have had 38 volunteers who delivered almost 100 hours of workshops to the local community in everything including English, art, cooking and first aid. We have also run several community events and offer a monthly community café as a way of building stronger relationships with community members and finding out their needs.


Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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