Volunteer opportunity posted by: Bahia Street Brazil
Posted on: January 29, 2013
Teach English within a learning center educating poor Afro-Brazilian girls and young women for university and active engagement in society. Bahia Street welcomes up to two volunteer English teachers at a time, and these teachers provides interactive and engaging English lessons to girls ages 8-14 and young women preparing for the university entrance exam.
Bahia Street breaks cycles of poverty and violence through quality education for impoverished girls and young women living in Salvador, Brazil. Its programs include education, health and nutrition, personal esteem development, arts education, and community engagement.
The Bahia Street Center provides 60 young women and girls (aged 6 -14) from impoverished neighborhoods in Salvador with a quality education. Located in Salvador's city center and led by educators and staff who themselves come from economically impoverished backgrounds, Bahia Street provides a holistic approach to education that includes a comprehensive academic curriculum supported by leadership training, social education, and extra-curricular activities that range from capoeira to dramatic arts. Bahia Street provides transportation to school, school uniforms, school supplies, two meals a day, and health care on a consistent basis. In addition, Bahia Street provides free university entrance exam preparation evening classes for high school-aged girls and older women. Center activities further extend to the local community; parents, caregivers, and other partner organizations receive educational and resource support. The local community is directly connected to the Center because they see and experience its benefits.
Although learning is challenging within their underfunded public schools, the girls are becoming leaders in there, rising quickly to the top of their classes, and gaining self confidence and leadership skills. There they teach and mentor their classmates.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO START AS SOON AS MARCH 2013.