Volunteering for Piedra Blanca, Ecuador

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In the words of David Amelin:

A bit of everything for this frenchie - David Amelin found that he was the first volunteer (but more power people coming afterwards till the end of 2009, ah) for two years, and that there was a lot of things that needed to be done. First, finishing the cabanas so we could properly receive the forthcoming tourists due very soon. After two months of a very hard labour, and a first experience with a Cali couple, we can officially announce that we got the job done. He made a movie to show everyone the nice work accomplished. Second, a plan to fight the policy of the plain rice Ecuadorians looove to death. He stole all the ovens from San Luis de Pambil and cooked the biggest pies and pizzas to rally the whole town in his anti rice crusade, including the students of the ecotourism school of San Luis that helped us a lot for the first part. Not so sure about the impact, but that gave him more food options ! Third, another astuciosio plan to prevent the local population in applying in the police program. Basically, everyone in town wants to be a police member as it is a secure money job. Well, he have helped some representatives of this lost youth to learn english, mathematics, computer, everything that was asked to apply (quite a wide range of competences asked by the representatives of the law) but each time explaining that there were way more interesting things to do in life, like working with Piedra Blanca expanding the ecotourism for instance. Fourth, filming pretty much everything that was moving in the Bolivar Province, the same students from the ecotourism school included, for the dance competicion in Moraspungo. That was quite an overall amazing experience and he would highly encourage anyone to follow his not too big steps !

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Volunteer Work in Ecuador at Piedra Blanca