talent_iconOur Talent School

The Talent School project is in a nutshell where Local Dreamers stands for. Sharing our talents, knowledge, passion and experiences with people that do not or barely have the opportunity to discover and develop their own talents.

Give talent the tools

The Talent School started in the fall of 2014 and has quickly developed to become one of Local Dreamers´ most popular projects. With this project, kids and youngsters in the age of 7 to 12 years are able to discover and develop their talents. National and international volunteers, interns and professionals give practical workshops in sectors as Sports & Health, Theater & Music, Creativity & Technique and Digital Media, and by doing so they stimulate the assertiveness and self-confidence of the youth.

During our pilot in 2014, workshops have been given on self-defense, mathematics, handicraft, theatre & magic tricks, cooking, ICT and leadership. They have been received enthusiastically. Furthermore, we show to both the kids and the parents that by developing one´s talent, it is possible to earn a living.

Note: we do not offer the Talent School project on a weekly basis, but only upon request. Let us know if you have a specific talent, passion or knowlegde to share!

Former Dreamers

How can I help?

Spanish

Location

Costs volunteers

Costs interns

At the Talent School you can take the role of manager/project coordinator or as a teacher/assistent to the manager.

  • Share your knowledge, experiences and talent with the students;
  • Generate enthusiasm with the students for your passion/profession;
  • Safeguard the balance, structure and progress of the project;
  • Actively search for national and international visiting lecturers;
  • Prepare the classes, workshops and trips;
  • Keep in touch with the kids´ parents, connect with them before or after workshop if necessary;
  • Chair and prepare our monthly Talent School team meetings or weekly evaluations;
  • Actively involve yourself with the organization and the project: what is needed? What can be improved?;
  • Encourage discipline, self-confidence and a proactive mentality;
  • Create a safe and stimulating sport environment;
  • Promote important values like respect and collaboration.

We oblige the teachers of the Talent School to take a base course in Spanish at our Quito office. For the manager or coordinator of the project, it is mandatory to follow an intensive course. For more information, see our Spanish course page.

Cost

First 4 weeks

From the 5th week

Room & Board*

  €220,-

  €55,- p.w.

Project

  €335 (only once)

       –

Preparation & Guidance

  €290,-

  €55,- p.w.

Total cost

  €845,-
(excl. Spanish  course)

  €110 p.w
(excl. Spanish  course)

Spanish Basic**

€264,-

  €66,- p.w.

Spanish Intensive**

€440,-

Spanish Specialist**

€660,-

* In Quito you will stay with a host family. Your family provides a daily breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price.

** You can choose between a Spanish Basic, Intensive or Specialist course. The Basic course includes 24 hours of (private) Spanish clases. The Intensive Spanish course includes 40 hours of (private) Spanish clases. You can also choose the Specialist course. This course contains – sometimes depending on the project(s) – a minimum of 60 hours of private lessons.

Cost

First 4 weeks

From the 5th week

Room & Board*

  €220,-

  €55,- p.w.

Project

  €275 (only once)

       –

Preparation & Guidance

  €300,-

  €70,- p.w.

Total cost

  €795,-
(excl. Spanish  course)

  €125 p.w
(excl. Spanish  course)

Spanish Basic**

€264,-

  €66,- p.w.

Spanish Intensive**

€440,-

Spanish Specialist**

€660,-

* In Quito you will stay with a host family. Your family provides a daily breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price.

** You can choose between a Spanish Basic, Intensive or Specialist course. The Basic course includes 24 hours of (private) Spanish clases. The Intensive Spanish course includes 40 hours of (private) Spanish clases. You can also choose the Specialist course. This course contains – sometimes depending on the project(s) – a minimum of 60 hours of private lessons.

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Sign up for the Talent School project!

If you are interested in the Talent School project, and you want more information, please contact us via the ‘join us button’. Be aware that we don’t have any full-time projects. We always compose a project plan in collaboration with the volunteer, and try to match the qualities of our volunteers with the right activities. Volunteers do best what they have been educated in.
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