Story of the project
This school is a multifunctional space of education for children, youth and adults of the community which is supported by a social and religious organization. Even though the organization has a religious ideology, the work they do is not necessarily focused on the formation or promotion of religious values but to support vulnerable social groups. The coordinators are open to any collaboration in a context of respect for ideological diversity. Between March and December the educational center has different courses for kids, school Support projects and workshops for adults. During summer, the centre organize a summer camp (“colonia de verano”) so the kids can play games, sports, get creative and also swim at the pool! The main goal is offering a recreational space but also to join the kids and provide emotional Support.
For many people the summer school has meant a space of contention, development and a learning experience. Their first students are now parents and bring their kids so they can enjoy the type of activities that they offer. The difficulties of this project are having to face the limitations that get in the middle of the community and the institutional projects. The challenges are keeping creativity, perseverance and hope up while working with solidarity in a group work environment, since their work is aimed to heal the suffering of a community that lives in a high vulnerable situation.
Play with the kids
Help to prepare and serve food
Help teachers to organize activities and participate of the different games and sports.
Open on January and February .
Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10am to 1pm: kids between 6 and 12 years old
Tuesday – Thursday from 10am to 1 pm: kids between 13 and 17 years old.
Pablo is the local coordinator. The volunteer will help regularly in the project and should complete the hours and work assigned to them. In case of absence, they must tell the coordinator and the person responsible for the house a day beforehand.
Spanish level required
Volunteers need to be committed and punctual for this project, because the presence of the volunteer is key to keep this project running effectively.
Most importantly, volunteers should use their initiative and not be afraid of speaking Spanish even if they think it’s not correct, that’s the only way to learn!
Location and first day at work
The project is located in the district Villa de Mayo. You can get there on public transportation (subway and train) and it is a journey of about an hour and a half.
The first day will begin with a meeting between the volunteer and the coordinator of the project, a presentation and a tour around the Centre. He will explain the volunteer about the activities and introduce them with the rest of the staff.
The first day your Volunteer Coordinator (Milena) will join you so you learn how to get there and introduce you to everyone.