About Us

Help, Learn & Discover welcomes you on this journey full of knowledge, excitement and adventure.

Help, Learn & Discover was founded 13 years ago in Vancouver, Canada with one question in mind:

How can we give students an unforgettable experience? Today, we continue with this passion and vision to realize the answer to this question.

Help, Learn & Discover is an innovative organization offering educational programs in Ecuador and Peru. We strive to provide fulfilling life experiences which combine volunteer opportunities with the less fortunate, learning experiences in specific areas of interest, and discovering the paradise that the ecosystems of South America have to offer.

Our ideology is to provide an excellent service by integrating students’ ideas and philosophies into many of our decisions as well as to provide all the facilities for students to have a truly rewarding, unique, and unforgettable experience.

HLD team

Jose Naranjo

Director of Operations North America

Juan Naranjo

Director of Operations South America

Sum Park Sarmadi

Assistant Manager

Kristina Balce

Customer Relations and Fundraising Coordinator

General Information


Tour for the cure

Michael Peters tells us about his experience on the Help, Learn & Discover program and its appearance on CNN.


Medical training journey led to Ecuador

After leaving Kelowna, Sarah Pawlitsky was looking for adventure. She went away to school, set her sights on medicine, and started doing the hard work needed to become a doctor, returning to Kelowna during the summers to work.


Help! Learn! Discover! Have you ever wanted to travel? Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world?

This past summer I had the opportunity to do both and at the same time make new friends.


Help, Learn, Discover

This past summer we had the fortunate opportunity to join the Ecuaexperience Program on a month long volunteer and learning project that can be only described as one of our most rewarding life experiences.


Helping, Learning, Discovering

Ecuador is a country in transition, and a program is offering BCIT an opportunity to help, learn & discover the equatorial nation. The company is called Ecuaexperience and it was formed by two brothers.


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