Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: January 17, 2013
This project will be carried out at a girl's home in the town of Lima. The home fosters 18 girls between the ages of 11 months to 13 years who have been abandoned by their parents, often due to family violence. The purpose of this project is to help the girls develop their sense of self-esteem and desire to overcome adversity, while teaching them values.
The project aims to promote the comprehensive development of children and adolescents at risk, so they can overcome the consequences of the violence they have lived in their homes, by conducting educational workshops and providing recreational activities. The volunteers will conduct various activities, according to their skills, experiences and interests, under the frame of the program activities of the institution. Those can be for example: - Academic activities, such as improving some educational subjects; teaching computer skills; - Developing and implementing various workshops with the girls that will raise their spirit of initiative and creativity; - Supporting the sewing, weaving, painting and sports workshops; - Taking part in other recreational activities such as music, dance and handcrafts.
The volunteers will work every day from Monday to Friday with a total of 18 female children. Working hours: 5 to 7 hours per day.
Special requirements: Ability to carry out games, deliver educational lectures dynamically and support the school, as needed, in motivating the girls. Basic level of Spanish required.
Duration of the project: The project is open throughout the whole year and volunteers can stay from 1 to 4 months.
Location: Lurin - Pachacamac, the ecological town, is situated 36 km south of the historical centre of Lima. From very ancient times this was an area of agriculture and fishing. It is also famous for the very advanced culture that developed here, characterised by its magic-religious features.
Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Peru at: www.cadip.org/volunteering-in-peru.htm
Submit your application at: www.cadip.org
USA: 646-582-9000; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400
Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400