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Comuna 13

Our Projects

In Comuna 13 we have a great group of students, volunteers and visitors learning and teaching English. We also share time together taking tours around the city, dance classes and enjoying the great opportunity to learn about other countries.

Our students are full of ideas for their lives, jobs and activities to learn English. Normally they need our help mostly in translation, business ideas, finances, scholarships and trips. We provide a platform for them to test their ideas and network with them to achieve their goals.

Join us as a volunteer! We are looking for people with the desire to help our students to learn English but also to practice Spanish, participate in social projects, get to know Medellín from a different perspective and learn together about life, culture, languages and opportunities.

Our activities are open to everyone and are always for free. We can’t pay our volunteers but we offer great experiences with an awesome team from all over the world.

Stairway to English

The Prime team and volunteers create fun and engaging English classes for the Comuna and visitors.  We provide four English classes per week which cover a variety of topics and themes. We are often assisted by our long-term students who help teach what they have learnt to new students.

Day Class Times
Tuesday 9:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am
Sunday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
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Stairway Storytellers

A dedicated group of our students in the Comuna 13 have spent their time and resources on designing a tour of their home community. Encouraged and guided by teachers from Prime, the tour has been completely orchestrated by the students who – wanting to offer tourists the chance to really get to know their barrio – have intensely researched the violent history of the area, and have successfully constructed a free walking tour full of fascinating snippets of history and personal anecdotes.

The tour is completely free to participate in and is an innovative way that our students are getting to practise their English.

Social Projects

We support innovative ideas and social projects in the Comuna 13. We work with the community to achieve positive outcomes for the people from the community and provide unique experiences for our volunteers and students.

To date we have had dance classes, app and design development workshops and a recycling project that resulted in a renovated garden space for the community. We aim to facilitate positive change through the empowerment of the community and making resources available.

Check out our blog for our recent activity.

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Language Exchanges

We are often visited by large groups of foreigners and have created language exchanges between them and our students. An enjoyable and unforgettable experience for all!


These are organised ahead of time when we have a large amount of volunteers available.

Help us create a mutually beneficial language experience and volunteer with us!