Our Approach

Uno a Uno focuses on innovative and personalized education using different techniques, many subjects, and a focus on problem solving skills that empowers students not just to learn, but to break out of the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities at large. It’s education. For life.

what makes uno a uno's approach innovative?

We're glad you asked. 

  • We use different teaching techniques for different types of learners.

  • We integrate arts, sciences and environmental studies into teaching lessons.

  • We focus on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • We use projects to reinforce certain skills.

  • We teach life skills through educational activities. 


english education

In Cotacachi, English can be a powerful tool to advance academically and professionally, so Uno a Uno teaches English as a second language to learners of all ages, levels, and genders. Strong English skills better equip children to pass their standardized exams and advance to post-secondary education; for adults, improved English empowers business owners to provide better services.


Cross-Cultural Experiences

We believe education and life transformation are best achieved through a person’s community, including neighbours, friends and supporters who may be a world away. We all have something to learn and something to teach so we strive to bring more people together around a common vision: A world free of poverty, where all people have equal opportunity to realize their potential.


business education

Taught in Spanish, our adult business education classes focus on starting and running a small business, financial management and accounting, and marketing. Our goal is to equip those with jobs, those without jobs, and those wanting to run their own company with the skills they need to achieve their financial goals.



Uno a Uno has developed a tutoring program specifically designed to help students with their homework, while also teaching them critical-thinking and leadership skills. It is these value-added lessons that enable our students to not only excel in their classes and pass their exams, but to become leaders in their classrooms and their communities after graduating from their post-secondary studies.