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Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Working with underprivileged children
Bewerbungsende: 01.04.2010
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab Januar/September 2010 - 12 Monate
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise Anfang eines Jahres ist immer der 1. März des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. März.

Preferred age of the volunteers: 18+ years
Working experience with children is necessary, for example in summer camps
An interest in teaching and a liking for children is preferred
Basic Spanish skills.
Good interaction with children and teenagers, perseverance and punctuality.
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The Organization The objective of this project is to help these poor, underprivileged children, and also to help their parents who cannot always afford a good education for their children. Sometimes these families are so poor that they cannot even afford to keep their children healthy, or provide them nutritious food. The children in the project come from poor areas and some have family problems as well. This project is for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years. Some of these children come from families where there is an excessive amount of violence or poverty and where the parents have to leave the children in the center because they need to go to work. This place works as a nursery for children in the area and also as an Elementary School for children between 7 to 14 years old.
The project includes a school lunch for the children, medical and sport facilities.
Medical service is also provided to the community as well as some general teaching methods on the use of water and other available resources, Etc.
Catholic nuns and a group of volunteers that provide the services needed run the place.
This project hopes to work together with the parents and the community to develop a better quality of life for the children and the families in these communities.

Focus Areas:

• Children and family
• Children and health
• Children and education

Volunteer Work Activities

Education Area

They are expected to collaborate in all daily activities at school.
They are expected to monitor and/or help the children during all of the daily activities which are not class related like: shower time, meals time, outside activities, etc. (if you choose to work with the little ones) as well you can choose to work with children who go to the Elementary School and you can teach them the Basic levels of Math, Music, computer, Grammar, Geography, and English.
Day care center routine: the children arrive around 6:30 and 7:00 am. There is one employee to receive the children. Work starts at 8:00 am for the rest of the employees and volunteers. Children are bathed or showered, changed into clean clothes and ready to go for breakfast. After breakfast children brush their teeth, go to the bathroom and are ready to start their activities. Midmorning there is fruit time, more activities and then there is lunch time. Again, after lunch children brush their teeth and then take a nap. After nap time children do some more activities and then have a snack before going home at around 5:30pm.

Health Area

• Medical services are also provided to the community
• The Participant in this area will work as a nurse assistant
• Medical knowledge is needed for this area of the project