A few weeks ago, I visited Arte del Mundo in Baños, Ecuador and had the chance to interact with the foundation’s children. This is not a victim story, nor a plea for you to pity these children. As a matter of fact, I do not consider them unfortunate as there is a very solid community who are continually supporting this organisation. I just need you to be aware of what they are doing and hope that you will share their story throughout the globe.
About Arte del Mundo
Based in the town of Baños, Ecuador, Arte del Mundo is a non-profit arts organisation founded with the intention of providing and supporting cultural and educational activities and resources for the approximately 20,000 residents in an area. They offer ongoing classes, workshops and events in all aspect of arts to build self-confidence within the cultural context of the region.
What do they need?
They are currently struggling for volunteers and keeping up with the rent payment.
How can you help?
September is my birthday month and I would like to ask you to help me in helping this organisation continue what they are good at — helping and building awareness about the arts. There are three ways to help:
- Volunteer at Arte del Mundo. The volunteers are the ones who keep this place alive as the Volunteering Fee sustains the rent. Volunteers start work at 14:00 to plan for the activities of the day and the week ahead. At 15:30, children start to come and this is where you will implement all the activities suggested in the planning. Mornings are always free for exploring the city, learning Spanish and simply sleeping in. It would really help the organisation if you can come volunteer with them! The children are really really interested in the arts and this will be an unforgettable experience for you! Interested? Fill out this form.
- Share Arte del Mundo’s story. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, I don’t know — you name it. They have been struggling to spread the word about the organisation and if you share this post, more potential volunteers and donors will reach the organisation.
- Donate (Optional). I am not spearheading any fundraisers for the organisation however, if you’d be interested, you can visit this page to know how to donate or get in touch with Marshia at marshia[at]gmail[dot]com for more information. Any amount will do!
I am not asking you for too much. I just want the world to be aware that such organisation with a great vision exist. Watch the video below to know more about the organisation! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you can help me spread the word about Arte del Mundo!
Sssshhhh! I’m going to have a birthday party in Peru! If you are in the area, please feel free to swing by and let’s have some fun! Xx