Yanapuma Spanish School relocates

03 December, 2013

Yanapuma Spanish School of Ecuador has relocated to the historical centre of capital city Quito.



The new Yanapuma school in Quito


Located on the third floor of a traditional Quiteñan building, facilities at the new site include seven group classrooms around a central patio, as well as spaces for individual classes, a kitchen with free tea and coffee, a lounge area, free WiFi and administrative offices for the school, the volunteer department and the Yanapuma Foundation.

Yanapuma Director, Andrew Kirby, said the decision to move from the new town to the historic centre had put students more in touch with the history and culture of Quito on a daily basis, and that the new site was better suited to function as a Spanish school. “So far, the reaction from the students has been very positive to the new premises.”

Group and individual classes at all levels are offered at the school, while two volunteer coordinators help students to set up volunteering with grassroots organisations and communities around Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands. Profits help to fund the work of the Yanapuma Foundation, which promotes sustainable development in the country.

Kirby said the move represented part of a strategic plan for expansion in coming years, coming after the opening of a second school in Cuenca last year.

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