With your support we are able to help children in need! As we collaborate with the organization “Niños de Waita Ticca”, with every Gulliver Tour you contribute to improving the lives of Ecuadorian children living in difficult conditions.
For almost ten years the Dutch organization “Niños de Waita Ticca” supports families living in bad economic conditions by providing their children shelter and education at their Daycare Center Villa Ticca. In their two facilities – in El Camal, Quito and Peguche near Otavalo – every day they care for around 150 children of teenage or single mothers, children of migrants, and orphaned or abandoned children, who experienced poverty and violence.
The children of Villa Ticca are looked after and taught by professionally trained and loving nursery workers and teachers, giving their parents time to work for the family´s income or attend school. Besides education and games they provide a daily warm lunch, clothing, clean sanitary facilities and medical treatment to the children, as well as social and psychological support to their families. Furthermore Villa Ticca initializes working projects for teenage and single mothers allowing them to improve their financial and social situation.
Help us giving the children of Villa Ticca the chance to lead a better life!
For every Gulliver tour you join we donate a percentage of the amount to Villa Ticca. But in addition to the financial aid we also organize little excursions to the countryside offering the children exciting getaways from their daily life in Quito and the possibility to learn more about plants, animals and the work and culture of the people living in the rural Andes.
With Gulliver every tourist passing through Ecuador leaves behind some help and support for the Ecuadorian society and poor children in Quito!
Learn more about the project you support and be part of socially responsible tourism!
You are welcome to visit, observe and be part of this humanitary effort!
To visit Villa Ticca in El Camal, Quito:
– Take the bus “Camal – Aeropuerto” at the corner of 12 de Octubre and Mariscal Foch.
– Ask the driver to let you off at the “5 esquinas” bus stop.
– From there, walk down Av. Juan de Alcazar about 5 blocks (until you reach a bright green house on the left side) and take the Francisco Cobo following the instructions in the map. You can easily find Villa Ticca on the right hand side because of its cow spot painting.
– To return, take the same bus from the 5 esquinas bus stop.
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.