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mary m wrote a review Nov 2017
7 contributions6 helpful votes
This has been my fourth time back at Clara Luna, and each time I have had the opportunity to things get better and better - all because of both the Director, Paola, and the generous time and talent of volunteers. Whether it be in literacy programming, ESL classes, working with communities affected by disaster or empowering other non-profits to follow in their footsteps, Clara Luna brings life and energy to absolutely every undertaking. I HIGHLY recommend supporting this grass roots movement .. take Spanish classes, participate in Intercambios (language exchange nights) and, if time permits, consider volunteering!
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Date of experience: January 2017
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roxeygray123 wrote a review Apr 2017
Puerto Lopez, Ecuador5 contributions5 helpful votes
We really don't know all that Paula (sp) does but what a neat person she is. There is always something going on there this is the friendiest place in all to Puerto Lopez. You can meet young people for all parts of the world there. Who have come to volunteer to help out on different projects in the community. She also offers programs for the local children. It you are in Puerto Lopez and need some honest advice or guidance this should be your fist stop. Paula (sp) is a wonderful person and works so hard to help others. Marc and Barbara Bautista
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Catherine S wrote a review Mar 2017
California122 contributions27 helpful votes
I taught English 6 hours a week to a small class of teenagers for more than 10 weeks. It was a rewarding and challenging experience that I highly recommend to anyone with a decent grasp of English, a desire to be helpful and the ability to commit for at least one month. Textbooks are provided to the students which was a big help to us. Clara Luna also offers English classes for younger children and social clubs for kids, young adults and handicapped kids. The Director, Paola, does a tremendous amount with limited resources and she can always use volunteer help. My husband taught our class with me and we had a great time. My intermediate level Spanish made it easier for me to communicate with the students in some ways but even though my husband's Spanish is limited, he could have taught the class himself.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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SEASIASTAN wrote a review Feb 2017
157 contributions41 helpful votes
My wife and I volunteered here for 10 weeks. It was a wonderful experience. The owner is an energetic woman who's doing a fabulous job for her community and young people. She is also an excellent Spanish teacher. Deserves all the support you can give her.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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SymonO wrote a review Sep 2015
Sydney, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
I have spent a month a Clara Luna volunteering and learning Spanish. I would recommend both Clara Luna and Puerto López for volunteering and learning spanish. People living in Puerto López are friendly and it doesn't take long to feel at home. My spanish has improved and there has been many opportunities to practice. I enjoy the club de niños and teaching English as well at the other projects that come up. The volunteer housing has been great. I have had a lot of fun with the other volunteers. Paula is always very helpful and always has a smiling face.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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    Clara Luna is open:
    • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM