Mountainous. Daytime temperatures range from 45°F to 65°F and often drop below freezing at night.
Achachai = how cold!
Potatoes, cuy (guinea pig)
High altitude in the Andes mountains
Potatoes, Andean tubers, quinoa, Andean corn, barley, and onions.
*Dates may be subject to change.
June 26 – Participants arrive. Project Leadership Teams pick them up at the airport and the group travels to the briefing site, in Guamote.
June 27 – 30 – Briefing. Project Leadership Teams lead all participants in a country-specific orientation to AMIGOS and the Chimborazo Project.
July 1 – Participants head to community. Week 1 of Extracurricular Activities, fun sessions for local youth that focus on specific topics. Week 1’s topic is “Getting to know my community.”
July 8 – Week 2 of Extracurricular Activities: Health and Hygiene
July 14 – 15 – Youth Encuentro – Capacity building workshops held for local youth.
July 15 – Week 3 of Extracurricular Activities: The Environment and the Human Impact
July 22 – Week 4 of Extracurricular Activities: Self-Esteem
Weekend of July 21 – 22 – Midterm. Supervisors organize a time to relax with all the Chimborazo participants and the Project Leadership Team. Participants will have an option to call home during this time.
July 28 – 29 – Youth Encuentro
July 29 – Week 5 of Extracurricular Activities: Critical Thinking
August 5 – Week 6 of Extracurricular Activities: Future Plans/Life Trajectory. Project-wide despedida (goodbye party) will be held this weekend.
August 12 – 15 – Participants leave their communities and come together for debriefing: a workshop to process their experiences together and prepare for their return home. Debriefing is also a chance to experience some of the attractions in and around Quito.
August 15 – Participants depart.