RSIS Big Build Ecuador
About the project
Under the banner of "The Round Square Big Build", in July 2018 in Ecuador students will be working with a local community near Ruta de Spondylus to improve educational facilities and infrastructure in the local community.
Participants will take it in turns to be Student Leaders during the project, taking responsibility for the organisation of the day, briefing their peers, giving an overview of safety and risk management and organising a student rota to help with different chores at camp. Students will be given feedback by their peers and the adult leaders, and will all receive a personal report after the trip.
All participants will:
- Have the opportunity to lead a truly international team;
- Develop their problem solving, presentation, facilitating and communication skills;
- Grow in self-confidence, personal responsibility and self-awareness; and
- Test and hone their management and negotiation skills.
Big Build Projects are the perfect opportunity for Schools to provide targeted leadership training for potential future leaders including your next Head Boy or Girl, or students with other areas of responsibility in their school (eg sports captain, school prefect, committee chair.)
Ecuador, country of northwestern South America. Ecuador is one of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world, and it has contributed notably to the environmental sciences. Ecuador has a rich cultural heritage. Much of what is now Ecuador came to be included in the Inca empire, the largest political unit of pre-Columbian America. Ecuador straddles part of the Andes Mountains and occupies part of the Amazon basin.
9th - 22nd July 2018
Participation fee £1080 plus flights
50 students. One cause. It's going to be BIG #rsbigbuild